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Daily Mail: John Kerry claims air conditioner chemicals are as dangerous as ISIS at climate conference
* Traveled to Vienna, Austria on Friday for environmental treaty talks
* Negotiated amendment to the Montreal Protocol against ozone depletion
* Amendment reduces hydrofluorocarbons, compounds used as refrigerants
* Secretary Of State said decision could 'literally save life on the planet itself'
Chemicals used in refrigerators and air conditioners pose as big of a threat as ISIS, John Kerry said.
The Secretary Of State traveled to Vienna, Austria on Friday to negotiate an amendment to the 1987 Montreal Protocol, created to protect the ozone layer.
The amendment phases out hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), compounds that are mostly used as refrigerants and act as potent greenhouses gases.
Kerry went to Vienna with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Gina McCarthy and compared the fight against climate change to the fight against terrorism during talks with parties to the Montreal Protocol.
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Update #1: Kerry: Air conditioners as big a threat as ISIS (FOX News/Washington Free Beacon)
Update #2: No, Sec. of State John Kerry did not say refrigerators are as bad as ISIS (New York Post)
WNU Editor: A poor choice of words.