Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Inuit Accuse US of Destroying Their Way of Life with Global Warming

February 9, 2007. By Andrew Buncombe

A delegation of Inuit is to travel to Washington DC to provide first-hand testimony of how global warming is destroying their way of life and to accuse the Bush administration of undermining their human rights.

The delegation, representing Inuit peoples from the US, Canada, Russia and Greenland, will argue that the US's energy policies and its position as the world's biggest emitter of greenhouse gases is having a devastating effect on their communities. Melting sea ice, rising seas and the impact on the animals they rely on for food threatens their existence.

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Update on Aljazeera, March 1 2007: US emissions 'breach human rights'

Northern Canadians believe that carbon emissions from the US have contributed so much to climate change symptoms that their human rights have been violated. The case was made Thursday by the Inuit community before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.

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