Kerry to Push Climate Change as Sec. of State
John Kerry, nominee for Secretary of State, is expected to push for global solutions to the "climate change" problem, if confirmed for the cabinet position.
Kerry, failed presidential candidate and current senior senator from Massachusetts, has a long interest in climate science. He proclaimed in 2004 that he "believes in science" although recent studies have debunked global warming. The Senator has attended multiple U.N. climate change negotiations, as well as advising Obama in his discussions with China and India.
Senator Kerry's senate website reads:
The crisis is growing. Carbon pollution threatens to damage our children’s health and radically and irreversibly alter our climate. It threatens to bring more famine and drought, worse pandemics, more natural disasters, and human displacement on a staggering scale. In an interconnected world, the instability that would trigger endangers all of us.
The European Union's commissioner for climate tweeted her support for Kerry, hoping to see climate change a "strategic priority." Kerry's confirmation hearings for the Secretary of State position are expected to take place next month.