In the Crossfire

On Wednesday night, Joe Cirincione was “in the Crossfire” with Bill Kristol, editor of The Weekly Standard and Van Jones and Newt Gingrich, hosts of the primetime CNN show. The question of the debate: “Is climate change the biggest threat we face?”

In an address delivered in Jakarta, Indonesia, Secretary of State John Kerry referred to climate change as “the greatest challenge of our generation.” He stated that this issues ranks among some of the most serious threats we face today: proliferation of WMDs, disease, terrorism and poverty.

Former GOP presidential hopeful, Newt Gingrich responded to Kerry’s remarks by stating that “Secretary Kerry is delusional” and calling for his resignation.

Joe joined the debate to add some perspective. “There is no question that John Kerry is right on this issue,” said Cirincione. “Climate change is slow motion mass destruction. Nuclear weapons destroy instantly. Climate change can change the planet forever.”

Watch the full interview here.