John Kerry says climate change is a weapon of mass destruction

John Kerry says climate change is a weapon of mass destruction | Grist

Think about this: terrorism, epidemics, poverty, the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction -- all challenges that know no borders. The reality is that climate change ranks right up there with every single one of them. ...

The science of climate change is leaping out at us like a scene from a 3D movie. It's warning us; it's compelling us to act. And let there be no doubt in anybody's mind that the science is absolutely certain. It's something that we understand with absolute assurance of the veracity of that science. ...

This is not really a complicated equation. I know sometimes I can remember from when I was in high school and college, some aspects of science or physics can be tough -- chemistry. But this is not tough. This is simple. Kids at the earliest age can understand this. ...

If we truly want to prevent the worst consequences of climate change from happening, we do not have time to have a debate about whose responsibility this is. The answer is pretty simple: It's everyone's responsibility. Now certainly some countries -- and I will say this very clearly, some countries, including the United States, contribute more to the problem and therefore we have an obligation to contribute more to the solution. ...

Think about the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. It doesn't keep us safe if the United States secures its nuclear arsenal, while other countries fail to prevent theirs from falling into the hands of terrorists. ...

The bottom line is this: it is the same thing with climate change. And in a sense, climate change can now be considered another weapon of mass destruction, perhaps the world's most fearsome weapon of yaz lawyer mass destruction.

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