"Climate is not a distant threat for our children and their children to worry about....It is happening now," Kerry said in his address At the 'Global Leadership in the Arctic: Cooperation, Innovation, Engagement, and Resilience (GLACIER) Conference' at Anchorage in Alaska.
"And we as leaders of countries will begin to witness what we call climate refugees moving you think migration is a challenge to Europe today because of extremism, wait until you see what happens when there’s an absence of water, an absence of food, or one tribe fighting against another for mere survival," said the Secretary of State.
"Unless the global community comes together to address this challenge, the dramatic climate impacts that we’re seeing in this part of the world will be a harbinger for every part of the world," Kerry said.
"We need to move to reducing carbon pollution, including emissions of short lived climate drivers like soot and methane, and begin to factor carbon dioxide and its cost into the actual accounting of business and of our economies," he said.


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