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John Kerry: We Have 9 Years Left to Avoid Climate Catastrophe, ‘There Is No Room for BS Anymore’ (clip)
CBS News

Name: CBS News


CBS This Morning

Name: CBS This Morning


John Kerry

Name: John Kerry

Employment: U.S. State Department

Position: Secretary of State

, Anthony Mason

Name: Anthony Mason

Employment: CBS

Position: Anchor, correspondent

, Ben Tracy

Name: Ben Tracy

Employment: CBS News

Position: Reporter

, Tony Dokoupil

Name: Tony Dokoupil

Employment: CBS News

Position: Senior writer

Event location
02/19/2021 02:08 pm
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DOKOUPIL Today the U ░░░░░░░░ officially rejoins the Paris ░░░░░░░░ accord America is currently ░░░░░░░░ second largest emitter behind ░░░░░░░░ of greenhouse gases that ░░░░░░░░ warming the planet the ░░░░░░░░ of all time accumulatively ░░░░░░░░ right now second In ░░░░░░░░ former President Trump announced ░░░░░░░░ was pulling out of ░░░░░░░░ landmark deal signed by ░░░░░░░░ than 190 nations which ░░░░░░░░ designed to help cut ░░░░░░░░ carbon omissions For our ░░░░░░░░ series Eye on Earth ░░░░░░░░ Tracy spoke exclusively with ░░░░░░░░ secretary of state John ░░░░░░░░ who is now the ░░░░░░░░ administration s climate envoy ░░░░░░░░ starts Clip startsg TRACY ░░░░░░░░ over The wild winter ░░░░░░░░ this week has been ░░░░░░░░ historic and unprecedented But ░░░░░░░░ we may just call ░░░░░░░░ normal KERRY Obviously we ░░░░░░░░ to prevent this from ░░░░░░░░ the new normal to ░░░░░░░░ degree that we can ░░░░░░░░ Some people get hung ░░░░░░░░ on the term global ░░░░░░░░ and say Well I ░░░░░░░░ everything was supposed to ░░░░░░░░ warmer I heard one ░░░░░░░░ say this is really ░░░░░░░░ wierding Is that a ░░░░░░░░ way to think of ░░░░░░░░ KERRY I think it ░░░░░░░░ a very appropriate way ░░░░░░░░ think of it It ░░░░░░░░ directly related to the ░░░░░░░░ even though your instinct ░░░░░░░░ to say Wait a ░░░░░░░░ this is the new ░░░░░░░░ age But it is ░░░░░░░░ It is coming from ░░░░░░░░ global warming and it ░░░░░░░░ all the normal weather ░░░░░░░░ TRACY voice over The ░░░░░░░░ is warming in large ░░░░░░░░ because of the greenhouse ░░░░░░░░ emissions we pump into ░░░░░░░░ sky from our power ░░░░░░░░ our cars trains and ░░░░░░░░ and even from raising ░░░░░░░░ growing our food That ░░░░░░░░ makes storms stronger droughts ░░░░░░░░ and oceans higher That ░░░░░░░░ certain places on Earth ░░░░░░░░ people live will become ░░░░░░░░ TRACY How much time ░░░░░░░░ we still have left ░░░░░░░░ avert climate catastrophe KERRY ░░░░░░░░ the scientists told us ░░░░░░░░ years ago we had ░░░░░░░░ years to avert the ░░░░░░░░ consequences of climate crisis ░░░░░░░░ are now three years ░░░░░░░░ so we have nine ░░░░░░░░ left TRACY voice over ░░░░░░░░ that s where Paris ░░░░░░░░ in The climate accord ░░░░░░░░ after the City of ░░░░░░░░ where it was agreed ░░░░░░░░ back in 2015 But ░░░░░░░░ pledges from nearly every ░░░░░░░░ on Earth to cut ░░░░░░░░ planet warming emissions will ░░░░░░░░ longer cut it TRACY ░░░░░░░░ much more aggressive do ░░░░░░░░ now need to be ░░░░░░░░ really solve this problem ░░░░░░░░ Even if we did ░░░░░░░░ that we said we ░░░░░░░░ going to do when ░░░░░░░░ signed up in Paris ░░░░░░░░ would see a rise ░░░░░░░░ the Earth s temperature ░░░░░░░░ somewhere around 3 7 ░░░░░░░░ or more which is ░░░░░░░░ TRACY voice over Then ░░░░░░░░ of State Kerry signed ░░░░░░░░ Paris accord in 2017 ░░░░░░░░ s his granddaughter Isabel ░░░░░░░░ his lap About a ░░░░░░░░ later he watched his ░░░░░░░░ accomplishment be erased by ░░░░░░░░ President Trump TRUMP I ░░░░░░░░ elected to represent the ░░░░░░░░ of Pittsburgh not Paris ░░░░░░░░ voice over The Trump ░░░░░░░░ rolled back more than ░░░░░░░░ environmental regulations But guess ░░░░░░░░ Renewable energy all those ░░░░░░░░ turbines and solar panels ░░░░░░░░ now much cheaper and ░░░░░░░░ providing record amounts of ░░░░░░░░ in the U S ░░░░░░░░ some coal plants out ░░░░░░░░ business And it s ░░░░░░░░ just Tesla making luxury ░░░░░░░░ that run on batteries ░░░░░░░░ Motors just announced it ░░░░░░░░ go mostly electric by ░░░░░░░░ Kerry says that is ░░░░░░░░ but we need to ░░░░░░░░ to clean energy much ░░░░░░░░ And yes that will ░░░░░░░░ create and cost jobs ░░░░░░░░ new climate envoy says ░░░░░░░░ s been too little ░░░░░░░░ and too much hot ░░░░░░░░ KERRY There s no ░░░░░░░░ for B S anymore ░░░░░░░░ s no faking it ░░░░░░░░ this one Clip ends ░░░░░░░░ So the next thing ░░░░░░░░ for the Biden administration ░░░░░░░░ announce a much more ░░░░░░░░ emissions target They say ░░░░░░░░ are going to do ░░░░░░░░ by Earth Day in ░░░░░░░░ And then later this ░░░░░░░░ in Scotland all the ░░░░░░░░ that signed the Paris ░░░░░░░░ they will get back ░░░░░░░░ and formalize their new ░░░░░░░░ The overall goal is ░░░░░░░░ get to net zero ░░░░░░░░ by 2050 but Anthony ░░░░░░░░ is not going to ░░░░░░░░ easy MASON No the ░░░░░░░░ is ticking Ben thank ░░░░░░░░ very much.”
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