Watchdog group slaps John Kerry with complaint for wildly exaggerated claims
- June 20, 2023
Protect the Public’s Trust (PPT) today filed a complaint regarding the misinformation campaign being waged by Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry. The complaint was filed with the Department of State and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy regarding Kerry.
PPT pointed out that the Biden administration prides itself on the importance of scientific integrity. “The Biden Administration has repeatedly emphasized the importance of upholding the strictest standards of scientific integrity. On January 27, 2021, the President issued the Memorandum on Restoring Trust in Government Through Scientific Integrity and Evidence-Based Policymaking, which notes that: “[s]cientific findings should never be distorted or influenced by political considerations.”
In addition to the Memorandum, the State Department, where Mr. Kerry’s Office of the Special Presidential Envoy for Climate is housed, maintains its own scientific integrity policies. Under its policies, scientific integrity is compromised by “[a]ltering, or misrepresenting scientific or technological findings in public communications.”