Former Secretary of State and five-term U.S. Senator John Kerry's new memoir, “Every Day is Extra,” is an expansive account of his life and career on Capitol Hill. From his time in Vietnam to his failed 2004 presidential bid, Kerry offers a personal take on some of his most public moments. He also offers new insight on his diplomatic work, including negotiating the Paris Climate Accord and Iran nuclear deal. Kerry joins Forum to discuss his political career and give his perspective on the current climate in Washington.
John Kerry, former Secretary of State; five-term U.S. Senator representing Massachusetts; author, "Every Day is Extra"
On Climate Deniers in the White House
"It's insanity. It's an invitation to join in a suicide pact, which is what this administration is engaging in. People who don't understand that and who turn their backs on the science are culpable of putting a lot of their fellow citizens in danger."
On Clean Energy
"The G-20 should lock the door and not come out until they have in the bank more than the $100 billion that's necessary for the Green Climate Fund to help smaller nations transition to clean energy. We've got to stop building coal fired power plants. We've got to stop now. I mean there are critical things we could do. But right now we're on a course to spend trillions of dollars on mitigation and adaptation."