The world faces 'severe, pervasive and irreversible' damage unless swift action is taken to switch to fossil fuel alternatives and cut carbon emissions, according to the most detailed climate change report in years.
The window of opportunity to limit global warming to 2C is closing, according to UN experts who warn that the levels of three greenhouse gases, methane, nitrous oxide and carbon dioxide, are at unprecedented levels that haven't been seen in the past 800,000 years.
It seems that John Kerry gets it, saying: 'The bottom line is that our planet is warming due to human actions, the damage is already visible. We're seeing more and more extreme weather and climate events, whether it's storm surges, devastating heatwaves and torrential rain across the globe. Those who choose to ignore or dispute the science so clearly laid out in this report do so at great risk for all of us, and for our kids and grandkids'.
As Kerry is a politician, it is up to him and his ilk to do something about it, we are not in any position to stop the bad stuff being pumped into the atmosphere despite how many low energy light bulbs or how many plastic bottles we recycle.
I could reduce my carbon footprint for a year to almost nil and it would be undone in seconds by China, USA or India so don't preach to us, take on the real bad guys in countries that are destroying it for us all and making emotive speeches isn't enough, let's have some real action short of putting a dome over the worst offenders so they get to keep their damaging emissions at home.