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Looming ‘Climate Apartheid’ Could Split the World into the Rich and the Dead, UN Warns

June 28, 2019

BY Alexander Kalis
MANAGING PARTNER

Looming ‘Climate Apartheid’ Could Split the World into the Rich and the Dead, UN Warns

According to a new report from the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC), the world’s poor could be hit so powerfully by the hardships of climate change that the very concept of human rights might break with them.

In the new report, published yesterday (June 25) by the HRC, climate change poses a direct threat to the basics of food, water, health and housing for hundreds of millions of people around the world, but especially those living in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and Latin America. Developing countries will bear an estimated 75% of the costs of climate change, the report noted, despite the poorest half of the global population contributing just 10% of global carbon emissions.

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