Kerry: Obama’s climate change targets won’t be reversed
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry made a stirring appeal Wednesday to all countries — including his own — to press ahead with the fight against climate change, saying a failure to do so would be a “betrayal of devastating consequences.”
Without mentioning Donald Trump by name, Kerry’s speech at the U.N. climate talks in Marrakech was partly aimed at the Republican president-elect who has called global warming a “hoax” and has pledged to “cancel” the Paris deal limiting greenhouse gas emissions.
“No one has the right to make decisions that affect billions of people based solely on ideology or without proper input,” Kerry said.
With 2016 on track to be the hottest year on record, Kerry said the effects of global warming are now evident across the world with recordbreaking droughts, rising sea levels, unusual storms and millions of people displaced by weather events.