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'A Significant Moment': UN Panel Demands to Know What US Is Doing to Protect Human Rights Amid Climate Crisis

'A Significant Moment': UN Panel Demands to Know What US Is Doing to Protect Human Rights Amid Climate Crisis

Julia Conley, staff writer

The world's oldest human rights panel took an historic step Thursday when it demanded to know what the U.S. has done to protect Americans and all people from the effects of the climate crisis.

The UN Human Rights Committee asked the U.S. government to provide information on the policies it has implement to defend the "right to life" from the changing climate.

Is that a serious question?