John Kerry talks cli­mate change but not about Trump

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - NEWS -

U.S. Sec­re­tary of State John Kerry didn’t com­ment on Pres­i­dent-elect Donald Trump’s elec­tion vic­tory on Fri­day while vis­it­ing Antarc­tica but did say that cit­i­zens who care about lim­it­ing emis­sions might have to march in the streets to push for more ag­gres­sive action.

Kerry be­came the high­est-rank­ing Amer­i­can of­fi­cial to visit Antarc­tica when he landed for a two-day trip. He’s been hear­ing from sci­en­tists about the im­pact of cli­mate change on the frozen con­ti­nent.

Trump has called cli­mate change a hoax and said he would “can­cel” U.S. in­volve­ment in the land­mark Paris Agree­ment on global warming.

“We need to get more of a move­ment go­ing,” Kerry said when ad­dress­ing sev­eral hun­dred sci­en­tists and staff at an evening event at McMurdo Sta­tion. “We need to get more peo­ple to en­gage.” Kerry said there was a risk that much of Antarc­tica’s ice will even­tu­ally flow into the ocean, rais­ing sea lev­els world­wide.

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