Posted by: Sandy Steinman | November 25, 2020

John Kerry To Be Presidential Climate Envoy

NPR reports

After decades advocating for action on climate change as a U.S. senator and then secretary of state, John Kerry has been tapped for a newly created post — special presidential envoy for climate, based on the National Security Council.

“America will soon have a government that treats the climate crisis as the urgent national security threat it is,” Kerry said on Twitter shortly after the announcement by President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team. “The climate crisis demands nothing less than all hands on deck.”

Defense leaders have warned for years that warming temperatures and rising seas pose an array of national security challenges, including mass displacement, political instability and food scarcity.

Kerry helped negotiate the Paris climate agreement

read more at John Kerry Tapped For Newly Created Role As Presidential Climate Envoy | Nevada Public Radio


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