World faces 'climate apartheid': UN expert

Climate change could leave 140 million across the developing world homeless by 2050, research warns
Climate change could leave 140 million across the developing world homeless by 2050, research warns

The world faces "a climate apartheid" where the wealthy are better able to adjust to a hotter planet while the poor suffer the worst from climate change, a UN expert said Monday.

In a new report, the United Nations special rapporteur on and human rights, Philip Alston, warned that " threatens to undo the last 50 years of progress... in ."

Alston's report, which will be presented to the UN Human Rights Council next week, cited previous research that climate change could leave 140 million across the developing world homeless by 2050.

"Perversely, while people in poverty are responsible for just a fraction of global emissions, they will bear the brunt of climate change, and have the least capacity to protect themselves," Alston said in a statement.

"We risk a 'climate apartheid' scenario where the wealthy pay to escape overheating, hunger and conflict while the rest of the world is left to suffer."

The expert noted that despite global alarm bells ringing over the threat of climate change, the issue remains a "marginal concern" within the human rights community.

He specifically criticised the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights for not devoting enough attention and resources to the issue.

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

All special rapporteurs are independent experts who do not speak for the UN but report their finding to the world body.


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Jun 24, 2019
The same pretense of caring.
The fact is, if individuals really cared, they wo8uld look at everything. Including chemtrails, long, non dissipating vapor lanes of weather modification chemical that can last for an hour. They apparently began in the Fifties and were invisible, but cause tornado numbers to rise from a nearly constant 180 a year to eight or nine times that number now. They became visible when the air became saturated in 1997, the start of manifestations like the worst hurricane season, the worst el Ninos, the largest loss of Arctic sea ice, undulatus asperatus. These events are proved, but those who pretend to care about climate change won't even say the word "chemtrails". They won't ever look into the matter. They claim to care but they don't.

Jun 24, 2019
World faces 'climate apartheid': UN expert

So we're all Palestinians now?

Jun 24, 2019
A truly disingenuous claim. This "social scientist" hates the poor. The proposed cure for global warming (carbon taxes) will kill the patient (the poor) more certainly and certainly much sooner than a slight rise in global temps ever could.

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