Sen. John Kerry (D., Mass.) said Thursday on the Senate floor that climate change is "as dangerous" as the Iranian nuclear program or the continuing violence in Syria.
KERRY: I believe that the situation we face, Mr. President, is as dangerous as any of the sort of real crises that we talk about – today we had a hearing in the Foreign Relations Committee on the subject of Syria, and we all know what’s happening with respect to Iran, and nuclear weapons and the possibility even of a war. Well, this issue actually is of as significant a level of importance, because it affects life itself on the planet.
Politico reported in June that Kerry was using the ultimately failed Law of the Sea Treaty as an "audition" to replace Sec. Hillary Clinton at the State Department in a second Obama term.