Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) on Tuesday said there’s a “calculated campaign of disinformation” on climate change, and called for a “transformative” political moment that reverses the GOP’s rightward shift on the matter.
“We are living through a story of disgraceful denial, back-pedaling and delay that has brought us perilously close to a climate change catastrophe,” Kerry said.
The Massachusetts senator’s lengthy floor speech called for the public to be “pounding on the doors of Congress” to act, and catalogued perils such as drought, floods, wildfires, threatened coastlines, disease risks, and others, noting “the danger we face could not be more real.”
“In the United States, a calculated campaign of disinformation has steadily beaten back the consensus momentum for action on climate change and replaced it with timidity by proponents in the face of millions of dollars of phony, contrived ‘talking points,’ illogical and wholly unscientific propositions and a general scorn for the truth wrapped in false threats about job loss and tax increases,” Kerry said.
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