Incremental increases in global warming can affect human rights

On May 4, Special Rapporteur John Knox was interviewed by UN radio on the effects of incremental increases in global temperature on the enjoyment of human rights.  He described the report recently presented by the Climate Vulnerable Forum to the climate negotiators, which draws on the work of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and other UN special rapporteurs to explain how even a two-degree rise in temperature will adversely affect the full enjoyment of human rights.