Climate Change : The Crime of All Time
The Worst Crime Against All Humnaity
Definition of a 'crime against humanity'.
serious attack on human dignity or grave .. degradation of .. human beings-- --widespread or systematic practice--
government policy -- tolerated or condoned -- against civilian population --with knowledge
The Rome Statute Crimes against humanity
What is at stake, our ability to live on planet Earth, to have a future as a civilization. I believe this is a moral issue, it is our time to rise again to secure our future. Al Gore.
Climate Science Denial
Dr. Peter Carter
and Elizabeth Woodworth
Foreward James Hansen
The intentional denial of catastrophically dangerous global climate change for power and profit is incomparably the worst ever crime against all humanity. Governments that continue to permit and encourage more fossil fuel projects are also denying dangerous. In the Unprecedented Crime book we presented the denial of scientifically proven dangerous climate change as “Crimes Against Life and Humanity”. The right being abused is the right to life of increasingly large populations. The laws on human rights are based on normative standards and human rights offenders are not often brought to justice.
There are sufficient national and international laws to stop fossil fuel emissions, but they can only work if governments and corporations allow them to work. The lack of an adequate penalty does not lessen the extent of crime. Article 3 of UN Declaration of Human Rights states
Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.
At the end 2018 after the UN COP 24 the global banking and fossil fuel corporations have the world on fixed heading for the end of agriculture and civilization. Even worse is the fixed heading for runaway heating, climate disruption and oceans collapse.
Decades of applying national international law have been of no hindrance or threat to the fossil fueled market economy. Civil society NGOs have had no success.
Today the obstruction against an immediate rapid global decline in emissions, is the words of the UN Secretary general a "suicidal" 'existential threat to most life on the planet, including and especially humankind", warning if the world does no change course by 2020 (the rapid global decline in emissions) we may be bringing on "runaway climate change". Accelerating greenhouse gas data indicates a rapidly increasing risk of Doomsday runaway heating and climate disruption. Naming this a :"crime against All humanity" affecting all populations in all regions which includes all future generations makes it far worse than a crime against humanity under the Rome statute, and informs the public and jurisdictions that it is the worst crime ever.
One crime is mass murder by the fossil fuel corporations, due to continued and increasing global air and atmospheric greenhouse gas pollution, killing millions every year already. The crime is allowed because because government regulation allows pollution. For years it has been known that all fossil fuel energy could be readily replaced by clean renewable energies, so there is no excuse for this mass murder in the millions every year. Fossil fuel climate change deaths now in the hundreds of thousands range will rapidly increase with accelerating global climate change. The Deaths from air pollution of course indicate the many more people suffering many diseases caused or aggravated by fossil fuel air pollution.
Governments do not adequately protect the public from fossil fuel air pollution and are not protecting the future from accelerating climate change. Nevertheless the fossil fuel pollution is the worst crime ever, even by the death rate of millions every year. The power and financial credit of the big corporations makes penalties no deterrent.
2011 World Bank Human Rights and Climate Change
This research paper sites Peremptory Norms (Jus Cogens) and Obligations Erga Omnes as applicable to the grossest ever injustice of global climate change. The legal approach being used today with some success, is atmos-pheric litigation under the public trust doctrine, the most well known a case being a Our Children's Trust against the U.S. government.
of the International Criminal Court "Recognizing that such grave crimes threaten
the peace, security and well-being of the world",
Determined to these ends and for the sake of present and future generations, to establish an independent permanent International Criminal Court in relationship with the United Nations system, with jurisdiction over the most serious crimes of concern to the international community as a whole (from Preamble)
Article 7 Crimes against humanity
(k) Other inhumane acts of a similar character intentionally causing great suffering, or serious injury to body or to mental or physical health.
Note mass extermination,
The International Law Commission was established by the General Assembly, in 1947, to "initiate studies and make recommendations for the purpose of ... encouraging the progressive development of international law
Summaries of the Work of the International Law Commission
Protection of the atmosphere
2017 expert guide ICC to focus on environmental crimes: a landmark move for international environmental law
The Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal (PTT)may be a good option to file evidence and get a legalistic opinion for public awareness, as there is no time left to get achieve these aims.
The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UN Human Rights) is the leading UN entity on human rights. The General Assembly entrusted both the High Commissioner and her Office with a unique mandate to promote and protect all human rights for all people.
11 Sept 2018 UN Secretary-General Guterres warns "If we do not change course by 2020, we risk missing the point where we can avoid runaway climate change, with disastrous consequences for people and all the natural systems that sustain us.
15 May 2018 UN Sec. General says climate change is an 'existential threat' to most life on the planet, including and especially humankind, UN chief warns global summit, and the age of fossil fuels must be ended.
12 Dec 2018 Failing to agree on climate action would ‘not only be immoral’ but ‘suicidal’, UN chief tells UN Climate Conference COP24