Secretary of State Kerry: What Will He Do About Climate Change?

Pentagon: national security threat

Coral Davenport/National Journal (Feb. 1, 2013)

Three years ago, in its 2010 Quadrennial Defense Review, the Pentagon identified climate change as a national security issue. It is, the review warned, a major “threat multiplier.”  While climate change itself doesn’t cause war, it can amplify current - and volatile - conditions around the world. None of this is lost on new Secretary of State John Kerry, who takes the reins at Foggy Bottom after decades in the Senate, including a stint as chairman of the powerful foreign relations commttee. What will - and what can - Kerry do? Coral Davenport of National Journal takes a look


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