John Kerry: Climate Change as Big a Threat as ISIS
At an international meeting on global warming Friday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry compared the effects of climate change to the horrors of Islamic terrorism, suggesting that the two pose an equivalent danger to the world’s population.
“Yesterday, I met in Washington with 45 nations – defense ministers and foreign ministers – as we were working together on the challenge of Daesh, ISIL, and terrorism,” Kerry said at the Vienna summit. “It’s hard for some people to grasp it, but what we – you – are doing here right now is of equal importance because it has the ability to literally save life on the planet itself.”
Kerry’s statement was all the more remarkable because no hyperbole was intended. He actually meant that reducing the world’s use of hydrofluorocarbons, which he called “exceptionally potent drivers of climate change,” is just as important for the security of the world as combatting Islamic terrorism. – READ MORE