A blog about environmental issues (especially climate change) with a special focus on the response by religious communities to environmental issues.
Thursday, March 1, 2007
Inuit Activist Speaks In Washington
The Nobel Peace Prize-nominated Canadian Inuit woman Sheila Watt-Cloutier will be appearing before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, presenting a petition signed by Inuit hunters, elders and women from Alaska and Canada. She will argue that climate change is devastating an ancient way of life and infringing on human rights.
Watt-Cloutier was one of the first to link climate change and the erosion of human rights at a 2003 United Nations conference.