John Kerry, the US special envoy for climate affairs, expressed his concern after the world crossed five red lines, which are sea level rise, sea reef decline and snow cover, “and also, most importantly, the Arctic and Antarctic.”
In his speech today at the annual “Cera Week” conference, organized by Standard & Poor’s Global, Kerry added that temperatures in the Arctic were recorded months ago about 70 degrees Fahrenheit above normal, and in the Antarctic were about 100 degrees above normal. A few days ago, The New York Times and others published a record low ice rate in Antarctica.
He continued: “Everything that happens there will affect in one way or another the rest of the world. And it has already happened, look what happened in California for example.”
Since last week, the US state of California has been exposed to snow storms, which experts considered the most severe and severe in decades, and that the most dangerous thing in them is the occurrence of avalanches, and the lack of tolerance of the infrastructure for these climatic fluctuations.
Snow closed some major highways, such as parts of the highway linking Mexico, the United States and Canada.