One Cool Thing: Climate Envoy Visits Japan

One Cool Thing: Climate Envoy Visits Japan

On Tuesday, John Kerry met with Japan’s top diplomat, Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi, to promote global efforts to fight climate change. The U.S. and Japan are the world’s 2nd and 5th largest emitters, respectively. In their meeting, Motegi highlighted that the key to successfully halting climate change is to raise global climate ambition among the […]

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The Science On Climate Change is Blinking Red

The Science On Climate Change is Blinking Red

Reprinted with permission by the Boston Globe. by John Kerry   You don’t have to be a scientist to feel the urgency of climate change. Just open your window. In Massachusetts we experienced our wettest July in a century. Torrential thunderstorms raised alarms across towns particularly vulnerable to rising sea levels and coastal flooding. We were relatively […]

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John Kerry Visits Shanghai to Talk Global Climate Ambition

John Kerry Visits Shanghai to Talk Global Climate Ambition

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer U.S. Climate Envoy John Kerry will be the first Biden administration official to visit China, leading up to President Biden’s virtual Earth Day Leaders Summit. Kerry will be visiting Shanghai and Seoul, South Korea, to discuss “raising global climate ambition” with government officials. Kerry has told reporters that he is “hopeful [but] not confident at […]

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Biden’s National Security Team Reiterates Commitment on Climate Change

Biden’s National Security Team Reiterates Commitment on Climate Change

by Miro Korenha, co-founder/publisher Our Daily Planet As ABC6 reported, yesterday, “declaring “America is back,” President-elect Joe Biden introduced selections for his national security team Tuesday, his first substantive offering of how he’ll shift from Trump-era “America First” policies by relying on foreign policy and national security experts from the Democratic establishment to be some […]

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John Kerry Named to NSC and Special Presidential Envoy for Climate

John Kerry Named to NSC and Special Presidential Envoy for Climate

by Miro Korenha, co-founder/publisher Our Daily Planet Yesterday, President-elect Joe Biden named former Secretary of State John Kerry as Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, also announcing that he will sit on the National Security Council. As the Biden transition team wrote in a press release announcing the appointment: “This marks the first time that the […]

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One Cool Thing: John Kerry’s New Climate Initiative

One Cool Thing: John Kerry’s New Climate Initiative

Yesterday on CBS’s Face the Nation former Secretary of State John Kerry announced a new global movement called World War Zero. Kerry explained to Margaret Brennan that “we will be announcing this in full with big names, a big concept that is going to help change the political dynamic in America, it’s going to create […]

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