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Create a new law "Postericide" to prosecute and imprison Climate Change "Deniers"

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Hoo boy.  The loons have gone waaaay past 11, and want to make it criminal to even question Climate Panic Armageddon.

Asking questions is part of actual science. 

Hint: Copernicus

 

Lock Up Deniers, Says Potty Professor

Climate denial has increased the risk of catastrophic global change. Should international criminal law be used against those who promote this dangerous trend? Economic and political leaders can no longer pretend it is business as usual. Whether they actively induce environmental harm or just ignore the existential threat against the survival of the human species, states and corporations must be held accountable for their actions or inaction regarding climate change.

Criminal sanctions are the most potent tools we have to mark out conduct that lies beyond all limits of toleration. Criminal conduct violates basic rights and destroys human security. We reserve the hard treatment of punishment for conduct that damages the things we hold most fundamentally valuable. Climate change is causing precisely such damage.  ...

 

... I have proposed that international criminal law should be expanded to include a new criminal offence that I call postericide (link is external). It is committed by intentional or reckless conduct fit to bring about the extinction of humanity. Postericide is committed when humanity is put at risk of extinction by conduct performed either with the intention of making humanity go extinct, or with the knowledge that the conduct is fit to have this effect. When a person knows that their conduct will impose an impermissible risk on another and acts anyway, they are reckless. It is in the domain of reckless conduct, making climate change worse, that we should look for postericidal conduct.

Who should be prosecuted for postericide? We could start by examining the established international network of well-funded organizations devoted to organized climate denial (link is external)  The epicentre of this activity is in the United States. A set of Conservative think-tanks has deliberately deceived the public and policymakers about the realities of climate change. Their ideologically-driven climate denial has been heavily funded by the fossil fuel industry; which include, for example, Koch Industries and ExxonMobil. This climate denial has had a significant impact on public opinion and has impeded legislation to tackle climate change.

Climate denial has seriously impeded aggressive mitigation efforts that could have averted our present climate emergency. It has magnified the risk that humanity locks in to catastrophic global climate change. The people in positions of authority in states, or industrial groups whose lies have put us and our descendants in peril, should be held accountable. The damage that climate deniers do is heinous, and they have no excuses. The time has come to prosecute them for postericide.

https://en.unesco.org/courier/2019-3/climate-crimes-must-be-brought-justice 

 

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3-month moratorium on all oil and gas production. 

That would take care of the price and also the argument.

They want a world free of hydrocarbons? Okay, here it is. How does it feel?

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4 hours ago, Gerry Maddoux said:

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3-month moratorium on all oil and gas production. 

That would take care of the price and also the argument.

They want a world free of hydrocarbons? Okay, here it is. How does it feel?

I need to get a 2000 gallon diesel storage tank if we do the 3 month moratorium !!

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10 hours ago, Gerry Maddoux said:

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3-month moratorium on all oil and gas production. 

That would take care of the price and also the argument.

They want a world free of hydrocarbons? Okay, here it is. How does it feel?

Interesting idea. 

When it is announced, watch for a rush on stores for ALL the basic necessities and the hoarding of fuel, arms and ammunition. Anarchy to follow.

A good chance that the world would take decades to recover from this 3 month ‘experiment’

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