Former Secretary of State and current U.S. climate envoy John Kerry turned heads with a speech at the annual World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting in Davos, Switzerland, in which he called himself and his fellow attendees a "select group" with an "almost extraterrestrial" plan to save the planet.

Critics reacting to clips of Kerry’s address called it hypocritical and delusional.

Kerry gave his remarks before WEF guests Tuesday, speaking in grandiose terms about their plan to save the planet from climate change, which he literally described as out of this world.


Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry addresses attendees of the World Economic Forum meeting on Tuesday.

Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry addresses attendees of the World Economic Forum meeting on Tuesday. (World Economic Forum/Video screenshot)

He began by first acknowledging his Davos colleagues as an exclusive group, made up of people who have been uniquely inspired to solve the climate crisis.

"When you start to think about it, it's pretty extraordinary that we — select group of human beings because of whatever touched us at some point in our lives — are able to sit in a room and come together and actually talk about saving the planet," he said.

"I mean, it's so almost extraterrestrial to think about saving the planet." He added, "If you say that to most people, most people think you're just a crazy, tree-hugging, lefty liberal, you know, do-gooder, or whatever, and there's no relationship. But really, that's where we are."

Prominent Twitter users found Kerry’s statements perplexing and arrogant.

Canadian psychologist and anti-woke thinker Dr. Jordan Peterson asked Kerry over Twitter, "Who are you going to sacrifice to save the planet @JohnKerry -- and do you think and how will you ensure that they have any say in the matter?"

Republican political strategist Jason D. Meister ripped what he called the hypocrisy of the "select group," asking, "Ever wonder why globalist elites like @BarackObama & @JohnKerry love spending millions on mansions on the sea shore built within a few feet of sea level if they’re so worried about climate change causing a melting of the polar ice caps and a dramatic rise in sea level?"


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President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen, right, speaks as WEF founder Klaus Schwab listens during a session of the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos on Jan. 17, 2023. (Fabrice Coffrini / AFP via Getty Images) journalist Etana Hecht remarked, "These people take themselves way too seriously."

Businessman and conservative Tim Acheson called Kerry’s words, "Liberal delusions of grandeur."

Conservative author Doug Powers ripped Kerry and his colleagues, writing, "Kerry’s ‘select group of human beings’ are psychotic, delusional, narcissistic, Marxist hypocrites trying to get richer by making everybody else more miserable."

Radio host Vince Coglianese responded by hitting the "villains" attending WEF alongside Kerry. He wrote, "All the super villains are there — even Jafar!"

Anti-green movement activist Larry Behrens blasted Kerry as hypocritical as well, saying, "It's also this ‘select group’ who gets to fly in private jets while demanding you shell out thousands for an EV. John Kerry is one of the most influential people in the Biden Administration and he's also one of the least accountable. And that's saying a lot for that group."

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP co-host Luke Rudkowski joked about Kerry’s "extraterrestrial" comment, saying, "Ha I always knew they were aliens."

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The World Economic Forum's Davos summit opened to reservations about a potentially looming global recession. (Reuters / Arnd Wiegmann)