The right to life. The right to a healthy environment, clean air and water, land to live on, and sustainable livelihoods. The survival of one’s community.
This is what is at stake for people living on the frontlines of climate change.
While there is now a broad consensus that climate change is the planet’s greatest existential threat, less well recognized is that it is already a human rights emergency.
Climate change is taking an increasingly devastating toll on individuals and communities around the world, particularly in the Global South. Those least responsible for climate change are bearing the greatest burden, facing devastating violations of their rights. The climate crisis is not only exacerbating already enormous inequalities, it is threatening the very survival of many communities and cultures.
The Washington Post
Inside Climate News
Hans Nicholas Jong