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Global warming violates Inuit human rights

Folks living in the Arctic are suing the U.S. government for its climate change policies
 
 
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An interesting piece that marks a new trend in environmental activism:

People living in the Arctic have filed a legal petition against the US government, saying its climate change policies violate human rights.

The Inuit Circumpolar Conference (ICC) claims the US is failing to control emissions of greenhouse gases, damaging livelihoods in the Arctic. Its petition to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights demands that the US limits its emissions. [ BBC]

Now here's a great way to bring back Christmas: stop killing Santa Claus.

Lakshmi Chaudhry is a senior editor at In These Times , and the former senior editor of AlterNet. You can write to her at lakshmi@alternet.org.