ECOCIDE - ECO NAZIS
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EXTREME ETHNIC & POLITICAL CLEANSING - Genocide is linked to Eugenics and Discrimination, in its most extreme form. Examples range from local authorities persecuting members of a group, in proportion to being caught out at planning appeals, etc., also being supported by the state, in failing to provide such victims with an effective remedy. To full on and systematic industrial scale annihilation, such as the Holocaust.
Cases could be tried by the International Criminal Court. It is against the law to steal from or hurt other people, and it is against the law to kill another person. However, it is not currently against the law to willfully harm the environment for human gain. The capacity for exploitive gain is demonstrated in the ability of the Nazis in WWII, to systematically and deliberately attempt to wipe a whole race from the face of the planet. Such traits, we find in lesser measure, in those who rape the planet, and give nothing back. These are the billionaires with lesser morals that our society applauds and hold up as icons to be emulated. When in fact, if the truth be known, some extremely wealthy individuals and corporations are a scourge to be condemned and contained. For like any career criminal, they will not contain themselves, and suddenly develop a conscience.
'Ecocide' literally means ‘to kill the environment’.
Ecocide, therefore, is a crime against ecosystems. It could be used to refer to any human activity that substantially damages or destroys the environment.
At the moment there is no law criminalising such harm, though many environmental experts are calling for change. And we agree that the law should evolve to encompass new crimes as they are realised.
The law is an ever changing and evolving animal, based on recognition of crimes and criminal behaviour that had not been recognised or defined previously.
Humans are intelligent and exploitative in the extreme, incentivised by greediness, money and materialism. They will take advantage of any niche, just like life in nature. But unlike nature, there is no natural balance, or predator above humans. So, we need to quell extreme exploitation, to emulate a predatory natural balance, with the law.
In human terms, that means imprisonment and most effective of all, punitive confiscation of assets and/or restoration orders.
Some destruction is deliberate, in spite of knowing the consequences to the environment, akin to rape of the land or oceans. Such perpetrators transcend from mere Eco Criminals to Eco Nazis.
Coming under this rather unsavory heading, is any country or corporation that enters plans to build nuclear power stations, without and effective and bonded (bullet proof) radioactive waste disposal and long term management & monitoring plan, spanning several hundred decades. In other words unattainable.
OF RATIFICATION - The civilised world has come together to combat
Genocide. Presumably, those countries abstaining either have the
intention of conducting ethnic cleansing programmes in the future, or
don't much care for the protection of people in their own or other
lands. Where one might expect some African states to be reluctant to
sign to such principles, given the incidences of recorded crimes
involving the taking of lives and hacking of limbs, it comes as
something of a surprise (according to this map) to see Japan and some
Indonesian areas, not to have engaged positively. It might then be wise
to steer clear of such countries, in all things commercial and tourist.
Humanity’s unsustainable exploitation of the planet’s finite resources has given rise to the rapid climate change and sixth mass extinction event that is being witnessed today. Consequently, the survival of present and future generations is threatened. In order to maintain biodiversity and the right of future generations, a new definition of well-being and prosperity is needed, one that is based on scientific understanding of the stability of the global ecosystem and enshrined in the international legal framework to protect these rights from corporate greed - where executives of such companies have a duty to shareholders to make them money. This is regardless of corporate responsibility statements, designed to attract investors.
2. Change in biosphere integrity (biodiversity loss and species extinction, industrial fishing)
3. Biogeochemical flows (nitrogen and phosphorus cycles)
4. Land-system change (for example deforestation, industrial farming, mining, oil drilling, palm oil production)
6. Freshwater use
7. Atmospheric aerosol loading (microscopic particles in the atmosphere, air pollution)
8. Stratospheric ozone depletion - greenhouse gases
9. Introduction of novel entities (e.g. oil spills, organic pollutants, radioactive materials,
energy, nuclear weapons & waste, nanomaterials, and
The science shows that these nine processes and systems regulate the stability and resilience of the Earth System – the interactions of land,
ocean, atmosphere and life that together provide conditions upon which our societies depend.
WE NEED TO UPDATE THE LAW URGENTLY
The definition of war crimes includes widespread, long-lasting and severe damage to the natural environment, however there are currently no provisions to protect the environment from such harms during peacetime. Given its severity and global implications, ecocide should be a crime subject to universal jurisdiction. The principle of universal jurisdiction derives from the assumption that certain crimes are so serious that they affect the international community as a whole, and consequently nation states have a duty, if not the obligation, to act for humanity’s common best interest and take legal action against perpetrators of international crimes. In view of its significant consequences, and the propensity of legal entities to commit such a crime as ecocide, it must be recognised as a crime of strict liability. This means liability need not be established by malicious intent, rather by knowledge of the consequences of the individual or legal entity’s action.
MADE FAMINE - There is little difference between Man Made Famine, once the cause of the starvation and deaths is known, than other forms of genocide. Those responsible are held to be
Climate Nazis by many, and may one day be accountable for such crimes in the
Famine that is caused by the industrialization and acceleration of growth of economies in unsustainable fashion, is nothing less than the premeditated murder of those less fortunate peoples in climate vulnerable locations on planet earth, who are unable to defend themselves.
ISLAND NATIONS UNDER THREAT FROM ECOCIDAL ACTS - A TO Z
1. Cabo Verde, Republic of
9. Marshall Islands, Republic of the
12. Sarichef Island
15. Tangier Island
18. United Kingdom
GLOBAL WARMING - The cause of much famine is man-made. As our climate warms, the artic ice melts causing ocean levels to rise and agricultural land to become deserts. The most influential world leaders, of the G7 and G20 are fully aware of the consequences of failing to act in sufficient time to prevent Geographical Genocide. According to the 1948 Convention, Genocide is a crime. Any person or state advocating policies that do not seek to reduce climate warming, are therefore criminals. The excuse that their economy might suffer, is no excuse when it comes to (in effect) murdering another human being. It is the insatiable lust for economic growth that has caused the deaths of millions of displaced persons and those who died of lung cancer.
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