On one hand, we might be using slave labor and polluting the environment with rare earth metals, but on the other hand, we can sleep easier at night knowing we totally saved Mother Gaia:
Here's the clip:
At the beginning, Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX) asked Kerry about the Chinese government's genocide against the minority Uyghur people. McCaul criticized Kerry and the Biden administration for their position that China must "be a part of the solution" to addressing climate change.
"When you look at the supply chain, when you look at China, they dominate the critical mineral supply and solar supply chains, all coming out of the Xinjiang province, which we believe is using slave labor to create these renewable energy sources," said McCaul. "So my question to you is how can you... ensure that this quest we're on – that slave labor coming out of China where genocide is taking place as we speak – are never a part of the climate solution in the United States?"
Kerry admitted it was indeed a problem:
"You're absolutely correct ... It is a problem. Xinjiang province not only produces some of the solar panels that we believe are being – in some cases – produced with forced labor by Uyghurs, but also there are a significant amount of rare-earth minerals that are used in the solar panels themselves."
He said the Biden administration was discussing the matter, but that he wasn't "privy" to more information at the moment.
I tried reaching out to the followers of the climate cult to see if maybe using slaves in their religious zeal wasn't the most moral thing, but kept getting only one answer back in reply: