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India Issues Red Alert Amid Record Heat as Int’l Court Holds Climate Hearing in Flood-Ravaged Brazil

HeadlineMay 29, 2024

In climate news, India has issued a red alert a day after temperatures in New Delhi reached a record 122 degrees Fahrenheit.

Meanwhile, in Brazil, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights is holding hearings to determine what legal obligations countries should face for the climate emergency. The hearings come after historic floods in Brazil displaced hundreds of thousands of people and killed over 150 people. This is Luiza Tuxa of the Tuxá people in northeastern Brazil.

Luiza Tuxá: “This is the moment we want the Inter-American Court to hear us, hear our cry, hear our call, hear our anguish, feel some of the pain that the Indigenous peoples of Brazil have been going through for thousands of years.”

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