Breitbart: 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 warned Monday, urging collective action.
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.
“The world has never seen a threat to human rights of this scope,” she told the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. more …
Opinion: The UN is cranking up the heat (pun intended) for two climate meetings:
UN Climate ACTION SUMMIT, 23 September 2019
2019 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Monday December 2 – Friday December 13
“Climate change is the defining issue of our time and now is the defining moment to do something about it. There is still time to tackle climate change, but it will require an unprecedented effort from all sectors of society. To boost ambition and accelerate actions to implement the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, UN Secretary-General António Guterres will host the 2019 Climate Action Summit on 23 September to meet the climate challenge. The Summit will showcase a leap in collective national political ambition and it will demonstrate massive movements in the real economy in support of the agenda. Together, these developments will send strong market and political signals and inject momentum in the “race to the top” among countries, companies, cities and civil society that is needed to achieve the objectives of the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals.”
Translation: It is time to implement global climate rules that will impose harsh penalties on the US while exempting the three top polluters: China, India, and Russia. Similar to the 2015 Paris Climate Accords, the EU will go along voluntarily.
Between now and September, expect climate zealots to be out in force. Leading the charge is Pope Francis:
Rather than preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ, Pope Francis continued his ecological campaign in Madagascar this past weekend:
“Your lovely island of Madagascar is rich in plant and animal biodiversity, yet this treasure is especially threatened by excessive deforestation, from which some profit,” Pope Francis told authorities and diplomats on Saturday.
“The deterioration of that biodiversity compromises the future of the country and of the earth, our common home,” he warned. source
I can’t help but picture a future world leader smiling.