The Bangkok Post reports:
Kerry, who will meet the Indian leadership on Monday, devoted most of his speech to climate change in what his aides said was a signal that the scourge will be a top priority for him as secretary of state, much as it was when he was a senator.
“Here in India, the home of so much of the history of science, we must recognise that today the science of climate change is screaming at us for action,” Kerry said.
After expressing his condolences for the victims of devastating floods in northern India, Kerry said that “it appears as if, in many ways, in many places, Mother Nature is telling us to heed the warnings”.
“Yours is already one of the most severely affected nations — and unfortunately, the worst consequences of the climate crisis will confront people who are least capable of coping with them,” Kerry added.