“Arctic meeting highlights absence of climate change in election debate” (Global News)

In his closing statement at the Alaska summit, Kerry made a passing reference to Canada’s absent foreign minister.

“The bottom line is that climate is not a distant threat for our children and their children to worry about … It is happening now,” said Kerry.

“And I think anybody running for any high office in any nation in the world should come to Alaska or to any other place where it is happening and inform themselves about this. It is a seismic challenge that is affecting millions of people today.”