John Kerry launches 'World War Zero' climate activism coalition

John Kerry launches 'World War Zero' climate activism coalition

Former Senator and Secretary of State John KerryJohn Forbes KerryPoll: More Republican voters think party is more united than Democratic voters Biden's pick for vice president doesn't matter much Longtime Biden adviser posthumously tests positive for coronavirus MORE (D-Mass.) is launching a new bipartisan coalition of world leaders and celebrities to push for an active strategy against climate change on Sunday.

Dubbed "World War Zero," the activist group's goal is to unite "unlikely allies with one common mission: making the world respond to the climate crisis the same way we mobilized to win World War II," according to its website.

Headlining the group are former presidents Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonClintons send pizza to NY hospital staff treating coronavirus Budowsky: President Trump, meet with all former living presidents Why Klobuchar should be Biden's vice presidential pick MORE and Jimmy CarterJimmy CarterCoronavirus crisis scrambles 2020 political calculus Biden's pick for vice president doesn't matter much Biden could be picking the next president: VP choice more important than ever MORE, former governors Arnold Schwarzenegger and John KasichLeonardo DiCaprio, Sting and Ashton Kutcher, the New York Times reports.

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In total, there are over 60 founding members in the coalition. 

In an interview with the Times, Kerry said that the coalition will hold town hall meetings around the country beginning in January. 

"We’re going to try to reach millions of people, Americans and people in other parts of the world, in order to mobilize an army of people who are going to demand action now on climate change sufficient to meet the challenge,” Kerry told the paper.

Following the coalition's official launch Sunday, diplomats will gather in Madrid on Monday for global climate negotiations meant to strengthen the 2015 Paris Agreement.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden campaign: Trump and former vice president will have phone call about coronavirus Esper: Military personnel could help treat coronavirus patients 'if push comes to shove' Schumer calls for military official to act as medical equipment czar MORE is expected to withdraw the United States from the accords next year, which will make the U.S. the only country in the world not a part of the accords.

Additionally, a report from the United Nations this week showed that the world's richest nations are not doing enough to combat climate change, the Times reports. According to report, carbon emissions from China and the U.S., the world's largest polluters are increasing instead of decreasing.