Priorities – John Kerry’s First Foreign Policy Speech All About Climate Change


John Kerry

The rogue nations of North Korea and Iran are both getting closer to developing nuclear weapons. The Arab world is in an uproar. The world economy is teetering on the brink of another recession. Currency wars are heating up around the globe. So, what did our new Secretary of State John Kerry talk about in his first official foreign policy speech? Climate change.

“We as a nation must have the foresight and courage to make the investments necessary to safeguard the most sacred trust we keep for our children and grandchildren: an environment not ravaged by rising seas, deadly superstorms, devastating droughts, and the other hallmarks of a dramatically changing climate,” said Kerry, according to prepared remarks.

“And let’s face it – we are all in this one together. No nation can stand alone. We share nothing so completely as our planet. When we work with others – large and small – to develop and deploy the clean technologies that will power a new world, we’re also helping create new markets and new opportunities for America’s second-to-none innovators and entrepreneurs to succeed in the next great revolution.”

Kerry called for collective action to deal with this problem. (Read More)

That’s not all he talked about. He also whined that his department doesn’t get enough funding from Congress. If this speech is to be used as any kind of guide, perhaps Congress should think about cutting his budget to the bone.