The Latest On: Inuit Human Rights and Climate Change
If we can reverse the emission of greenhouse gases in time to save the Arctic from the most devastating impact of global warming, then we can spare untold suffering for hundreds of millions of people around the globe. Protect the Arctic and we save the planet. Use us in the Arctic as your early warning system. — Sheila Watt-Cloutier
Chair, Inuit Circumpolar Conference (February 12, 2005)
Earthjustice Press Secretary Brian Smith reports from the 2005 UN Conference on Climate Change
As the Earthjustice international press secretary, I admit throwing a global warming press conference in below freezing Montreal was a tough sell. But the mission of our trip to the UN Conference on Climate Change was important -- to spread the word about the struggle of the Arctic's Inuit people to deal with the environmental and cultural impacts of climate change.