Poor Countries Call for New Climate Change Deal

On June 10, 2015, Megan Rowling wrote an article for Reuters that described poor countries' push at the UN climate talks for a new global climate change deal that will  address losses caused by rising seas and worsening weather. Poor countries have even suggested that wealthy polluting countries pay compensation for the impacts of that pollution felt around the globe. Ms. Rowling quoted UN Special Rapporteur for human rights and the environment, John Knox, as saying that a 2 degree temperature increase would result in "a grave effect on the enjoyment of a wide range of human rights, including rights to life and health."