Climate Change Poses ‘Significant Threat’ To Food Supply, Global Security, Kerry Says In Milan Expo Speech

News outlets report on remarks made by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at the Milan Expo.

Agence France-Presse: Climate change fans global security crisis: Kerry
“U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry warned Saturday that climate change was a threat to global security and has inflamed volatile situations from Europe’s migration crisis to the Syrian conflict…” (10/17).

Associated Press: Kerry: Climate change, food security key to global stability
“…In a speech to the Milan Expo, Kerry argued that unrest tied to climate change-induced agricultural failure poses an international threat. The Milan Expo is focused on food security, and Kerry urged attendants to act quickly against climate change…” (Lee, 10/17).

Reuters: Kerry urges ‘ambitious’ climate deal, warns on food security
“U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry urged global leaders on Saturday to agree an ‘ambitious’ deal at a climate conference in Paris in December, saying global warming was the biggest threat to global food security…” (Wroughton, 10/17).

Wall Street Journal: John Kerry Urges Unity on Fighting Climate Change
“…He said the agreement will give business leaders confidence about the global commitment to cutting emissions and investing in low-carbon sources of energy. The theme of the expo is food security, which Mr. Kerry said is threatened by climate change…” (Schwartz, 10/17).

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