The Poor Will Suffer

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  1. BlueRaiderFan

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    We're headed for 'climate apartheid,' in which the poor will suffer while the rich save themselves, warns a chilling UN report
    Peter Dockrill,
    ScienceAlert

    Jun. 26, 2019, 11:27 AM
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    Sheikh Ghazi Rashad Hrimis touches dried earth in the parched region of Raqqa province in eastern Syria, November 11, 2010.
    Khaled al-Hariri/Reuters



    Global inaction on climate change is creating a catastrophic 'climate apartheid' in which human rights as we know them — especially those of the world's most vulnerable people — are themselves threatened with extinction, a United Nations (UN) official warns.

    Philip Alston, the UN's Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, is an independent expert tasked with assessing how human rights are faring in all the world's poorest places today. According to him, they're not.

    "Most human rights bodies have barely begun to grapple with what climate change portends for human rights,"Alston says.

    is a full-blown crisis that threatens the human rights of vast numbers of people bears down, the usual piecemeal, issue-by-issue human rights methodology is woefully insufficient."

    In a blistering new report

    https://www.businessinsider.com/cli...cPQnOLf34G4bbmuA1NP1C1s21PfO9jtNsYV8Tb9dKtW54
     
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    So this is a crisis...assuming your right, what is the solution?

    Let me pull just one point the article makes - 8. Climate change threatens the full enjoyment of a wide range of rights. Rapid action and adaptation can mitigate much of this, but only if done in a way that protects people in poverty from the worst effects.

    How?

    I bet the US will be fine...is it our job to prep the middle and far east? Do they want us too?

    What is it that you want the "world" to actually do?
     
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    It is becoming a crisis and will eventually effect more than the Middle East. It's our job to do the best we can to keep the air clean and free of contaminants that contribute to climate change and that are harmful to our health. I could point out the solution, which is to move to sustainable energy sources, but then you would post a link and or an article from a biased right wing source that concludes that there is just is much pollution created by sustainable sources due to the amount of materials required to build them, which is asinine. The fact is that even when including life cycle emissions for renewables, they still produce far less pollution than fossil fuels. What effects the Middle East now or soon will effect us eventually.
     

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