Kim Kardashian says she’s “realistic” about climate change but has to “pick and choose” when she addresses it

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Across their two (plus) decades in the limelight, the Kardashian-Jenners have been accused of many things, from Photoshop failures to going over-the-top on the PDA. And their stance on climate change has also come under scrutiny, with Kylie Jenner recently being called out for boasting about her private jet use on social media. Similarly, big sister Kourtney Kardashian was accused of "greenwashing" when it was announced she'd collaborated with fast-fashion giant Boohoo for their new 'sustainable' line.

With so much focus on the family's environmental impact, it's no wonder that Kim Kardashian – who is arguably the most famous KarJenner – has spoken out about what she's doing to help the planet.

"I believe in climate change, and I believe that anything can help," she said during an interview with Interview magazine. "But I also believe in being realistic and I think sometimes there’s so much to worry about on this planet, and it can be really scary to live your life with anxiety."

The 41-year-old – whose private jet has reportedly emitted 4268.5 tonnes of carbon emissions (across just 57 flights) so far this year, 609.8 times more than the average person – went on: "I have super climate change–involved friends, and I love learning from them."

Finally, the reality star turned business mogul added, "I do what I can, but you have to pick and choose what really works for you in your life."

Photo credit: NBC - Getty Images
Photo credit: NBC - Getty Images

"No one’s going to be 100 percent perfect," she concluded.

Unsurprisingly, Kim's comments on climate change received a mixed reaction from fans, with some praising her for speaking out on the important topic whilst others criticised her for not doing enough. "Kim Kardashian saying she 'believes in climate change' as if it’s some groundbreaking statement in 2022 is… something", one person tweeted.

Referencing reports that Kim had violated drought restrictions in her hometown of Los Angeles, another person chimed into the conversation with: "'Pick and choose' with climate change….. what exactly ARE you doing to combat climate change? Nothing. Wasting water during a crisis. Flying personal jets around. All you do is consume and waste. You do realise when humanity goes extinct your kids are included in that right?"

Previously, Kim has showed her support for environmental activist Greta Thunberg, telling Reuters in 2019: "She is such an amazing young girl, and so brave and courageous to stand up to these grown-ups that can be very scary and for her to be so open and honest is exactly what we need."

Kim's most recent thoughts on climate change come amid ongoing fears that the crisis may be headed towards a point of no return. Earlier this year, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said that many of the impacts of global warming are now simply "irreversible" adding that 40% of the world's population are "highly vulnerable" to climate change and many places may "cease to exist" if the crisis continues.

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