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John Kerry Criticizes Sluggish Response to Climate Change

Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2009/12/16/Senator_John_Kerry_Weighs_In_on_Climate_Policy_at_COP15 Senator John Kerry argues for sympathy with people in the developing world who suffer from the environmental practices of the industrialized world. "The science has been screaming at us," says Kerry, "and we are still waiting for the response." FORA.tv's complete coverage of the COP15 Climate Change Conference: http://fora.tv/partner/COP15 ----- U.S. Senator John Kerry offers an overview of the role climate change has played in the US legislative process. While Kerry criticizes the sluggish pace of climate change legislation, he is also optimistic about the revolutionary laws and policies the US has enacted in the past ten months. For Kerry, these changes are only the stepping stones toward a larger, more comprehensive overhaul of global policies to cut emissions, boost reforestation, and invest in alternative energies. - COP15 John Kerry is the senior United States Senator from Massachusetts, and is chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. As the Presidential nominee of the Democratic Party, he was defeated by 34 electoral votes in the 2004 presidential election by President George W. Bush. Senator Kerry is a Vietnam veteran, and was a spokesman for Vietnam Veterans Against the War when he returned home from service. Before entering the Senate, he served as an Assistant District Attorney and Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts under Michael Dukakis, who was nominated for President by the Democrats in 1988.
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