“The Inuit people of the Arctic have filed a landmark human rights complaint against the US, blaming the world’s No 1 carbon polluter for stoking the global warming that is destroying their habitat.”
There is increasing boldness in holding the US to account. It’s hard not to be highly cynical when reading this:
“Lobbyists funded by the US oil industry have launched a campaign in Europe aimed at derailing efforts to tackle greenhouse gas pollution and climate change.
“Documents obtained by Greenpeace and seen by the Guardian reveal a systematic plan to persuade European business, politicians and the media that the EU should abandon its commitments under the Kyoto protocol, the international agreement that aims to reduce emissions that lead to global warming. The disclosure comes as United Nations climate change talks in Montreal on the future of Kyoto, the first phase of which expires in 2012, enter a critical phase.”
Yet another example of a rogue state leading by example.