Actress Pamela Anderson is the 'climate change hypocrite of the week'
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Former US Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday that he had formed a cross-party, celebrity-studded coalition to take on the cause of climate change and confront it “like a war.”
The initiative’s launch coincides with the opening Monday of theinternational climate talks in Madrid, where the US administration of will be represented only by a low-level delegation.
Trump has begun the process of withdrawing the US from the Paris climate agreement signed by nearly every other country, calling global warming a “hoax.”
In contrast,told NBC’s “Meet the Press” that poses “an international security issue” requiring the equivalent of a wartime mobilization.
Mumbai slum-dwellers by the sea live at the mercy of climate change
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Kerry said his new group World War Zero included admirals and generals as well as celebrities including actor Leonardo DiCaprio and rock legend Sting.
Kerry, a Democrat, appeared Sunday with another member,, the actor and Republican former governor of California.
Without specifically referring to Trump or the COP25 talks, Kerry said that “no country is getting the job done.”
“Things are getting worse, not better. So we have our unlikely allies coming together here... to treat this like a war.”
Carbon emissions growing
Thewarned last week that barring an immediate, dramatic decline in fossil fuel emissions, the world will be unable to avert climate disaster.
The US is the world’s second largest polluter, after China, and carbon emissions from the two countries are growing, not declining.
Greta Thunberg late to COP 25 climate meeting in Madrid, still sailing across Atlantic
After hitching a ride across the Atlantic with an Australian couple travelling the world so she could make it to the COP 25 climate meeting in time, 16-year-old Greta Thunberg is scheduled to arrive in Europe a day late and with hundreds of kilometres still to travel on land.Ms Thunberg broke the news of her late arrival to the conference of the parties on Monday: "We're speeding towards Europe!
Some American conservatives, including Trump, question established climate science and say severe curbs on industrial emissions could inflict severe economic harm.
Schwarzenegger disputed that conclusion, saying California had provided “perfect proof you can protect the environment and economy at the same time” with the development of “green” jobs.
The Kerry group is planning to hold town meetings across the US—including states seen as key to next year’s presidential election—with the goal of reaching millions of Americans and persuading climate skeptics.
It will not advocate any specific climate policies.
The group includes Henry Paulson, a former Treasury secretary under George W. Bush, and John Kasich, a former Republican governor of Ohio.
Fire chiefs critical of NSW government .
Climate change concerns raised by former fire chiefs during the NSW bushfire crisis were dismissed as "unpalatable" by the responsible minister David Elliott. The NSW emergency services minister has been criticised by a leading scientist after dismissing the climate change concerns of respected Australian fire chiefs as inappropriate and "quite unpalatable".A coalition of former emergency services bosses in November urged the federal government to declare a climate emergency as devastating bushfires raged across NSW and Queensland. require(["inlineoutstreamAd", "c.