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U.S. Department of State

Kerry, Obama to raise global warming issues in Alaska

Scientists are "overwhelmingly unified" in concluding that humans are contributing to global climate change, Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday night, and the public is slowly getting the full picture. Skeptics who stand in the way of action to respond to climate change will not be remembered kindly, he told Alaska reporters. "I think the people who are slow to come to this table will be written up by historians as having been some of the folks most irresponsible in understanding and reacting to scientific analysis," he said. Kerry spoke one day before he and President Barack Obama will address the State Department's Conference on Global Leadership in the...