You are charged with High Crimes against the climate!

April 13, 2010

First, skeptics of the anthropogenic theory of global warming were compared to neo-Nazi Holocaust deniers. There were calls to have their professional licenses revoked, or to have them put on trial. They were even deemed traitors to the planet.

So, I suppose we shouldn’t be surprised when a lawyer in Britain calls for “ecocide” to be declared a crime against humanity, putting it on par with genocide:

A campaign to declare the mass destruction of ecosystems an international crime against peace – alongside genocide and crimes against humanity – is being launched in the UK.

The proposal for the United Nations to accept “ecocide” as a fifth “crime against peace”, which could be tried at the International Criminal Court (ICC), is the brainchild of British lawyer-turned-campaigner Polly Higgins.

The radical idea would have a profound effect on industries blamed for widespread damage to the environment like fossil fuels, mining, agriculture, chemicals and forestry.

Supporters of a new ecocide law also believe it could be used to prosecute “climate deniers” who distort science and facts to discourage voters and politicians from taking action to tackle global warming and climate change.

Maybe I should start looking for a good lawyer….

(via Watt’s Up With That?)