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John Kerry compares ‘threat of refrigerators’ to ISIS

Says war on green-house gas ‘equally important’ to war on ISIS, will save lives.

David Rosenberg

US Secretary of State John Kerry equated green-house gas emissions with the threat posed by Islamic terror groups like ISIS, theWashington Examiner reported, saying the effort to restrict such emissions was equally important to the anti-terror efforts now being undertaken in the wake of deadly attacks across the West.

Speaking at a conference in Vienna on Friday, the Secretary said the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) – a chemical compound used as a coolant – needed to be phased out, noting its effects on global warming.

Kerry went on to compare the effort to limit the use of HFCs to the fight against ISIS.

“As we were working together on the challenge of [ISIS] and terrorism,” said Kerry. “It’s hard for some people to grasp it, but what we–you–are doing here right now is of equal importance because it has the ability to literally save life on the planet itself.”

The meeting in Vienna was convened to amend the 1987 Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer.

The Montreal Protocol, an international


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