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Sun Dec 1, 2019, 03:19 PM

John Kerry Launches New Climate Crisis Coalition, 'WORLD WAR ZERO'



'We are way behind,' Kerry said.

(The Guardian). John Kerry launches coalition to fight climate crisis: ‘We are way behind.’ Bipartisan bloc aims to convince people that rapid action is required to halt carbon emissions within 30 years.

This coalition – named World War Zero, in reference to the national security danger presented by global heating – aims to convince people that rapid mobilization is required to halt the increase in carbon emissions within 30 years. According to United Nations scientists, global carbon emissions must be halved by 2030 – and eliminated completely by 2050 – to restrict warming to comparatively safe levels.
The US and China are the top polluters in the world. While other countries are working to bolster the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate, Donald Trump has withdrawn the US from the pact.

The bipartisan bloc includes Democratic presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, as well as moderate Republicans such as former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, the New York Times reported. Celebrities such as Sting, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Ashton Kutcher are also among the some 60 original members, the newspaper said. Participants might favor particular policy approaches to cutting emissions – such as a carbon dioxide tax or federal environmental programs – but the group is not touting any specific initiative.

During a Sunday morning appearance on NBC’s Meet The Press, host Chuck Todd asked Kerry whether the real issue was getting Trump to act on climate – rather than raising awareness...
More, https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/dec/01/john-kerry-coalition-climate-crisis

- 'US Secretary Of State launches Group To Tackle Climate 'Like A War,' France24,
https://www.france24.com/en/20191201-former-us-secretary-of-state-kerry-launches-group-to-tackle-climate-change-like-a-war

*Website, https://worldwarzero.com/

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Sun Dec 1, 2019, 05:33 PM

1. Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, Leonardo DiCaprio, Arnold Schwarzenegge are among the 60

founding members of the initiative, which aims to mobilize people to fight climate change.

Where are our elected rePuticans? 180* directly the opposite, cheering on fossil fuel use and supporting tRump pulling the U.S. out of the Paris Climate Agreement.

Which just goes to show the chasm in thinking. On the left, we have future far-thinking leaders and on the right, we have greedy short sighted deniers.

There has never been a clearer choice about which side to be on, the side of life and that of the democratic party.

Thank you John Kerry and others!

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Sun Dec 1, 2019, 07:25 PM

2. So so glad to see this.

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Sun Dec 1, 2019, 10:18 PM

3. Super & it would be great if some of these A listers & friends

would join JANE FONDA in DC for Friday Fire Drills, and Greta's FFF, Fridays for Future!!

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