U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry appeared on a North Dakota street corner today to prove that America can grow new green jobs that pay better than oil and gas jobs.
“The president of the United States says we need to grow the new jobs that pay better, that are cleaner,” Kerry said. “I’m here to prove that 11,000 oil workers can make solar panels in North Dakota for $15 an hour and still feed their families.”
Several area residents worried that Kerry would get frostbite and offered to take over for a spell, but he declined.
Kerry, who served in Vietnam, said he was perfectly able to stand there for at least an hour even if no one stopped to buy a solar panel.
“President Biden wants to make sure you folks have better choices, better alternatives,” Kerry told the local good Samaritans. “If you get to be the people who lose your jobs so you can learn to make these solar panels, the least I can do is be a person who sells them for an hour on Climate Day.”