Philip Alston

Philip Alston

Philip Alston is the United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights. Follow him on Twitter at @Alston_UNSR.

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A man walks through an impoverished area of Worcester, Massachusetts on March 20, 2018. Views
Sunday, July 07, 2019
US Can't Ignore That Climate Crisis Will Force 120 Million People Into Poverty
Climate change is making headlines this summer with record temperatures, devastating floods, and climate-related migration. But in the U.S., mainstream discussions about climate change are remarkably out of touch with the scale of the crisis and the economic and social upheaval it will bring. Political leaders have failed to put forward a vision for avoiding catastrophic consequences or protecting those most affected.
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