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    John Kerry Calls Climate Change a 'Weapon of Mass Destruction'

    Secretary of State John Kerry today spoke in stark terms about the dangers of climate change and compared those who deny it is happening to people who believe the world is flat.

    Calling climate change "catastrophic," Kerry called on Indonesia's leaders to work on cutting greenhouse emissions.

    "Climate change can now be considered another weapon of mass destruction, perhaps the world's most fearsome weapon of mass destruction," he said.

    This week, Britain's weather service said climate change likely played a role in the storms and extreeme floods battering the country, but stopped short of saying warming directly caused the extreme storms.

    Labour Party leader Ed Miliband went further, today calling on the government to take the lead in the fight against climate change.

    "Climate change will mean more floods and more storms and that's why we've got to treat it like any other national security issue, and that means uniting as a country behind a national effort, to do more to defend against the floods, to invest in clean energy and to show leadership internationally to persuade other countries to be part of the fight against climate change," he said.

    The day before Kerry's speech, the U.S. and China announced they would cooperate more closely to combat climate change. To lower emissions the countries agreed to multiple changes including reducing vehicle emissions, improving energy efficiency of buildings and other efforts.
    May we raise children who love the unloved things - the dandelion, the worm, the spiderlings.
    Children who sense the rose needs the thorn and run into rainswept days the same way they turn towards the sun...
    And when they're grown and someone has to speak for those who have no voice,
    may they draw upon that wilder bond, those days of tending tender things and be the one.