Kerry to begin climate blitz

Kerry to begin climate blitz
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Secretary of State John KerryJohn KerryDems see huge field emerging to take on Trump Budowsky: Dems need council of war White House says US-Russia cyber unit would not share intel MORE will begin a series of speeches on Sunday that will call on the world to tackle climate change.

The blitz will begin in Jakarta, Indonesia, where Kerry will give the "first in a series of speeches on climate change this year," according to a State Department official.

Kerry will lay out the "compelling and undeniable scientific case" of the growing climate change challenge that is "pushing the planet towards a tipping point of no return," the official said.

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Kerry will highlight the impacts of climate change on Asia specifically during his remarks, which will be broadcast via lifestream across Indonesia.

"Kerry will call on the global community, not just countries, but individual citizens around the world, to do more now because addressing the threat of climate change will require a global solution," the official said.

This speech will be the first in a series of public and private conversations Kerry plans to have with the international community and leaders to act now on climate.

The push comes as President Obama is also making a climate change pitch with a proposal to create a climate change "resiliency fund" to help communities hit by global warming.