Climate crisis is greatest ever threat to human rights, UN warns

This The Guardian article discusses how the climate crisis is greatest ever threat to human rights, UN warns.

  • Rights chief Michelle Bachelet highlights role in civil wars
  • ‘The world has never seen a threat to human rights of this scope’

Climate change is not only having a devastating impact on the environments we live in, but also on respect for human rights globally, the UN has warned.

The UN rights chief, Michelle Bachelet, cited the civil wars sparked by a warming planet and the plight of indigenous people in an Amazon ravaged by wildfires and rampant deforestation.

She also denounced attacks on environmental activists, particularly in Latin America, and the abuse aimed at high-profile figures such as the teenage campaigner Greta Thunberg.

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