Secretary of State John Kerry said those who are trying to make climate change a political fight are placing the U.S. and the rest of the world at risk.

"Those that continue to make climate change a political fight put us all at risk," Kerry said, addressing Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va.

Kerry was at the university to give a keynote address on the national security effects of climate change. Although he said some skepticism can be good, those who continue to question manmade global warming because they "aren't scientists" are fooling themselves, he said.

Kerry said most people accept that the Earth revolves around the sun, even though most people are not scientists.

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