In Alaska, John Kerry warns of bleak future filled with 'climate refugees'

Posted on Monday, August 31st, 2015

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Speaking at a State Department conference on Arctic climate change in Anchorage on Monday, Secretary of State John Kerry warned that the impacts of global warming that are being seen throughout the Arctic are a “harbinger” of more damaging changes that will sweep across the globe unless policy makers take urgent action to cut emissions of planet-warming greenhouse gases.

Standing in front of the foreign ministers of Norway, Denmark, Finland and Sweden, as well as representatives from the European Union, Britain, Spain, France and Germany, among other countries, Kerry said the current migrant crisis in Europe may pale in comparison to a climate change-induced mass migration event. Read more…

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