Friday, June 22, 2012

Kerry calls on US to act at Rio+20

Two days ago, on the eve of the conference, Massachusetts's own Senator John Kerry addressed the President expressing his dismay with the "strange and dangerous place" we are in the international environmental arena. He compares our current stagnant political situation and lack of political will to the action and commitment of President George Bush Sr. in the original Rio Conference on Sustainable Development in 1992. Quoting Thomas Paine, in an extremely apt description of our current national attitute, he says that "It is an affront to treat falsehood with complacence." Watch his compelling plea for action below:

This evening marks the closing session of conference. Will Kerry's words have any influence on the US's position on sustainable development and refusal to act? We can only hope.

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