The predominant moral issue of the 21st century ... will be climate change.
Fossil fuel addiction, if unabated, threatens our children and grandchildren, and most species on the planet.
(James Hansen 2010)
Already in 2009 an estimated 300,000 people a year were being killed by climate change, by the the Global Humanitarian Forum's Human Impact Report
In the 2012 the humanitarian organization DARA's Climate Vulnerability Monitor
estimated 400,00 are killed by global climate change every years, in a study independent of the Human Impact Report.
Due to unavoidable inertias all future generations are already committed to a global warming temperature increase far higher than today's (1.0C). The combined national UN pledges on emissions lead to a large INCREASE in emissions by 2030 which is a warming of 3C up to 4C C by 2100, which is over 5C after 2100.
Changing the Planet's Climate - the Crime of All Time
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Extreme Weather Events
Due to today's unprecedented level of atmospheric greenhouse gas pollution, devastating extreme weather events will continue to increase in frequency and severity. From now on no region is immune (IPCC 2014 AR5)
21 July 2015 California Gov. Jerry Brown Takes On Climate Change-Denying Troglodytes'
"We are talking about extinction."
The Governor is right on both counts.
The climate change denying campaigners are crazed money mad fossil fuel fanatics, who are now pushing the world over multiple climate change tipping points, from which there is no return and no future.
Global warming, climate change and ocean acidification, are committed (locked in) to be much greater than todays. They are also 'for ever' - many thousands of years.
This makes continued (and increasing) emissions of greenhouse gases, the crime of all time.
Climate crime in the academic literature 2012 CLIMATE CHANGE: A STATE-CORPORATE CRIME PERSPECTIVE
The Dec 2015 UN Paris Agreement turns out to be a global death sentence.
It was called a sham and a fraud- and so it is.
The 2 May UN Climate Secrertariat Update of estimated 'intended' from national emissions targets (INDCs) finds no change since the Paris Conference- global emissions will be higher in 2013. That is a literal global dath sentence for our future.
Paris Climate Accord: Crime Against Communities
The 2016 Trump for President Energy Position (on his Trump for President website) would trump all other crimes against humanity- combined ! , if his election is confirmed.
His Energy Position would bring about the collapse of world agriculture (including the US), the end of civilisation and the end of most life on Earth including the human race. He would be supported by the dangerous climate change denial and fossil fuel energy pushing policies of Republican Party holding power in both US Houses. The 2016 Republican platform explained in the Grist report continues US Republican Party's opposition to prevent total climate and oceans catastrophe from continued fossil fuel greenhouse gas emissions.
The 2016 Trump Win
The biggest and worst news for the global climate and oceans is he 2016 Republican
sweep of the US election, with the win by D. Trump.
It is much more than a political shock.
It is an Earth shattering event, because of his election platform on energy
Here, from his Trump For President website under Positions - Energy, is what D. Trump has promised to do if President:
- Unleash America’s $50 trillion in untapped shale, oil, and natural gas reserves, plus hundreds of years in clean coal reserves.
A Trump Presidency therefore would be much more than the greatest possible threat to US national and world security. It is the greatest threat to the survival of humanity. lt would be the end of civilisation and devastation of the planet.
- Open onshore and offshore leasing on federal lands, eliminate moratorium on coal leasing, and open shale energy deposits.