Kerry: Climate Change More Serious Threat than Terrorism [Full Speech]

‘You can make a powerful argument that it may be, in fact, the most serious challenge we face on the planet because it’s about the planet itself’

Speaking today at the Morgan Library in New York City, the secretary of State, John Kerry, said global warming is a more serious threat than terrorism: 

And when you think about terrorism, which we think about a lot today; poverty, which is linked obviously to the levels of terror that we see in the world today; and, of course, proliferation of weapons of mass destruction – all of these are challenges that don’t know any borders. And that’s exactly what climate change is. Importantly, climate change, without being connected in that way to everybody’s daily thinking, in fact, ranks right up there with every single one of the rest of those challenges. You can make a powerful argument that it may be, in fact, the most serious challenge we face on the planet because it’s about the planet itself. And today, more than 97 percent of all the peer reviewed studies ever made confirm that.

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