Why Climate Change is a Human Rights Violation.

This article (for me) was a new take on how we view climate change. Especially relevant from our numerous conversations in class regarding, “What can we do?” and “Who is to blame?”. This piece is very comprehensive, and makes compelling arguments for its case. Here are some samples of the article.

“Negligence on the part of those governments and corporations towards peoples who have been displaced or further impoverished by climate change is a form of violence. That negligence has included severe underfunding for climate adaptation and mitigation efforts, and relative inaction or slow action on curbing overconsumption.”

“Citizens of the world have to press charges for human rights violations or even war crimes, not just environmental degradation —for both current and past harms. We have to look at figures of how many inches the ocean will rise and how many more storm events will wipe out coastal economies, and directly relate human lives to those numbers. We need prioritize the people whose homes and livings are going literally underwater, and make the heavy emitters (corporations and rich nations) pay.”

“The Oscars, Dystopian Movies, And How Hollywood Really Treats Climate Change”

Interesting article I came across that discusses the messages the public are exposed to via the media and popular culture. There is a small mention of Snowpiercer.

 

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2015/02/22/3617410/oscars-doomsday-climate-messages/