Environmentalists Cheer First-Ever US Climate Envoy

WASHINGTON – John Kerry’s two-year-old granddaughter sat on his lap as the then-secretary of state signed the U.N. Paris agreement on climate change on behalf of the United States in 2016. When President-elect Joe Biden named him the first-ever climate envoy for national security on Monday, Kerry posted a photo of that moment on Twitter. The work we began with the Paris Agreement is far from done. I’m returning to government to get America back on track to address the biggest challenge of this generation and those that will follow. The climate crisis demands nothing less than all hands on deck. pic.twitter.com/xxfakodQ6d — John Kerry (@JohnKerry) November 23, 2020 The image speaks to Kerry’s commitment to fight climate change as a duty to future generations. “The work we began with the Paris Agreement is far from done,” he wrote. “I’m returning to government to get America back on track to address the biggest challenge of this generation and those that will follow.” Environmentalists cheered the appointment. “There are few people in the world with as remarkable a track record on climate change as John Kerry,” said World Resources Institute CEO Andrew Steer in a statement. Kerry was instrumental in negotiating… Read full this story

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