Secretary of State John Kerry says history will not look kindly on climate change skeptics who fail to take action to curb warming.
Speaking Sunday in Anchorage, Alaska, Kerry says scientists are overwhelmingly unified in the conclusion that humans are contributing to global climate change and that steps must be taken to reduce the carbon in the atmosphere.
Kerry and President Obama will speak Monday at the State Department’s Conference on Global Leadership in the Arctic.
The conference goal is to raise issues facing the Arctic and provide foreign ministers and residents a way to address climate challenges.
Kerry says climate change skeptics are an increasing minority as people make the connection between warming and indicators such as increased wildfires, forests lost to insects and species moving north.