Australian Politico: Taxpayers Should Help Move Climate Refugees

[The Age] AUSTRALIA has an ethical responsibility to accept “climate change refugees” from neighbouring regions and pay for their relocation, says former state deputy premier John Thwaites.

In a speech last night, Mr Thwaites said many universal human rights, such as the right to adequate water, food and health, are threatened by the impact of climate change, which has largely been caused by developed countries such as Australia. “As a signatory to these human rights instruments, Australia has an obligation to ensure human rights are protected when responding to climate change.”

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