Joe Biden appointed John Kerry ad the United States special presidential envoy for climate. Since then, Kerry said in an interview with BBC that we only have nine years left to save the earth from “climate change.”
On Wednesday, he was asked about the United Nation’s COP26 conference scheduled for November in Glasgow, Scotland.
“Glasgow will be extremely important,” Kerry said. “In fact, I would say that in my judgment, it is the last best chance the world has to come together in order to do the things we need to do to avoid the worst consequences of the climate crisis.”
“Three years ago, we were told we have 12 years to avoid those consequences,” he continued. “Three of those years were lost because we had Donald Trump, who didn’t believe in any of it. And now we have nine years left to try to do what science is telling us we need to do.”
“[Mr Biden] knows Paris alone is not enough,” Kerry added. “Not when almost 90 percent of all of the planet’s global emissions come from outside of U.S. borders.”
“We could go to zero tomorrow and the problem isn’t solved,” hesaid.
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