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Kerry in Indonesia, Will Urge More Action on Climate Change

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry gestures as he speaks to Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (not seen) during their meeting at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beijing, Feb. 14, 2014.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry gestures as he speaks to Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (not seen) during their meeting at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beijing, Feb. 14, 2014.
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Indonesia, where he plans to make a major speech Sunday on climate change and its possible impact on Asia.

The State Department says Kerry plans to talk about what it calls the compelling and undeniable scientific case that the Earth is getting warmer and heading to the point of no return.

He will stress that this is a global problem that needs a global solution.

A warmer planet means a rise in sea levels which could have a dangerous impact on island nations like Indonesia.

Kerry arrived in Indonesia Saturday from China, where he talked about global warming and other matters with President Xi Jinping.

The two issued a joint statement recognizing the need for what they call urgent action to fight climate change and to work together to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

Many scientists believe burning fossil fuels in cars and factories is a major cause of global warming. The United States and China are the world's two biggest polluters.

Indonesia is the last stop on Kerry's six-day Asian tour, which, along with China, included a stop in Seoul.

Some information for this report comes from AP.

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by: Maeda Atsukoh from: Daikanyama, TKO
February 15, 2014 8:15 PM
What a poor discussion about global climate change.
Island country such as Indonesia could have a dangerous impact by the rise of sea level due to global warming ?
It will be a few cm rise within a century.

The issue of the climate change is just political propaganda not a scientic problem.
We don't need another former Vice President of the US.


by: pete from: US
February 15, 2014 2:42 PM
They try to use "climate control" to control more than just the climate, ...if climate is actually even a consideration for these jet-set polluters (Kerry, Gore, etc.). Tell them to take a hike.


by: dixiedog44 from: Bossier City, LA
February 15, 2014 10:01 AM
"Lurch" has vowed to continue in "Who cares..." Hillary's tradition of accomplishing nothing while spending unknown trillions of dollars ("Who cares...") travelling to foreign nations, leaving them all clutching their sides and attempting to catch their breath while laughing about "Lurch" 's ineptness. He appears to be behind in only one area - he has not been able to get involved with the careless loss of lives of any embassy personnel (yet) but intends to redouble his efforts in that respect.


by: Franklin jay from: Bethesda
February 15, 2014 9:56 AM
Indonesia a beautiful country, beautiful people ruled by a corrupt Gov't. Love Bali but beware the banana spider.

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