The Hill reports:
Secretary of State John Kerry warned Monday the lack of a global commitment to address climate change is “inviting catastrophe” and piling on uncertainty for business.
Addressing the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) CEO Summit in Indonesia, Kerry stressed the impacts of climate change while acknowledging the public’s wariness to accept the scientific data.
“The fact is that the absence of a concerted global commitment to address this is inviting catastrophe,” he said. “And for everybody’s business, it is inviting uncertainty.”
Kerry said he understands that “when people talk about climate change, eyes still glaze over.” But he expressed amazement that “against all evidence, there are still some people who wonder if it’s real – and many wonder what they can actually do about it.”