Yes, that is a lot. Honestly, is flying first class so uncomfortable? Isn’t that a reasonable alternative if you are going to be complaining about other people’s carbon footprints?
He probably drives an electric vehicle to the airfield.
According to Fox News:
The plane registered to U.S. Special Envoy on Climate John Kerry’s family emitted as much carbon as around 36 typical passenger cars would in a year.
Flight logs obtained via aviation data firm FlightAware show that the Kerry family’s Gulfstream GIV-SP spent around 22 hours and 22 minutes in the air over the past year.
Using Paramount Business Jets emissions calculator, Fox News found that Kerry’s planed accumulated an estimated 166 metric tons of carbon between trips dating from Feb. 9, 2020, to Jan. 10, 2021.
For comparison, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that the typical passenger vehicle emits about 4.6 metric tons of carbon dioxide per year. That calculation assumed a car that drives around 11,500 miles per year with a fuel economy of about 22.0 miles per gallon.