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John Kerry on UN Climate Change Report: Cost of Inaction Would Be “Catastrophic”
Posted by Jim Hoft on Monday, March 31, 2014, 3:38 PM

Today Kerry said the costs of inaction on climate change are “catastrophic.”
The Hill reported:

    The release of a United Nations report detailing the pervasive effects of climate change should serve as a call to action for the world’s nations to curb the emission of greenhouse gases, Secretary of State John Kerry argued Sunday night.

    In a statement issued by the State Department, Kerry called denial of climate change science “malpractice” and warned the “costs of inaction are catastrophic.”
    “Read this report and you can’t deny the reality: Unless we act dramatically and quickly, science tells us our climate and our way of life are literally in jeopardy,” Kerry said.

    The document, issued by the United Nations’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), found that the sweeping effects of climate change were affecting every part of the globe.

    The group of Nobel Prize-winning scientists warned that unless countries act quickly to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the rising sea would devastate costal areas, the world would suffer from widespread hunger due to droughts or flooding, and extreme storms could threaten infrastructure and emergency services.

    “The clock is ticking,” Kerry said. “The more we delay, the greater the threat. Let’s make our political system wake up and let’s make the world respond.”

Meawhile, North Korea shot 100 shells at South Korea today.

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The "clock is ticking" ... while this data shows no warming this millennium.
...  Our dataset-of-datasets graph averages the monthly anomalies for the three terrestrial and two satellite temperature records. It shows there has still been no global warming this millennium. Over 13 years 2 months, the trend is zero.

Start any further back and the trend becomes one of warming – but not of rapid warming. The Archdruids of Thermageddon, therefore, can get away with declaring that there is no such thing as a Pause – but only just. Pause denial is now endemic among the acutely embarrassed governing class. ...

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