Guest essay by Eric Worrall
US Secretary of State John Kerry has vowed to fight climate change up to the very last day of his term of office – by flying to lots of photogenic climate hotspots, and demanding we ordinary people cut back on our profligate wasteful lifestyle choices.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday he will continue his efforts to implement the Paris Agreement on global warming until the day President Barack Obama leaves office on Jan. 20.
Speaking in New Zealand following a trip to Antarctica, Kerry said his administration would continue to do everything possible to meet its responsibility to future generations.
Kerry has long championed climate action but now his legacy is under threat. President-elect Donald Trump has called climate change a hoax and said he would “cancel” U.S. involvement in the landmark Paris deal.
“The evidence is mounting in ways that people in public life should not dare to avoid accepting as a mandate for action,” Kerry said.
I don’t know how much Kerry will accomplish in his final days to promote climate change, but I sure envy his amazing taxpayer funded round the world travel itinerary.