Sunday, April 11, 2010

First Degree Litterbug
Sentence: Life in a U.N. gulag

I wonder what I'll be sentenced to for slingin' an apple core out of my car?

Here's some of the story from Pravda on the Thames; British campaigner urges UN to accept 'ecocide' as international crime
Proposal to declare mass destruction of ecosystems a crime on a par with genocide launched by lawyer

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.

"Ecocide is in essence the very antithesis of life," says Higgins. "It leads to resource depletion, and where there is escalation of resource depletion, war comes chasing behind. Where such destruction arises out of the actions of mankind, ecocide can be regarded as a crime against peace."

3 Comments:

Blogger Bonum, Verum, Pulchrum said...

HELP!! The inmates have taken over the asylum!

3:16 PM  
Blogger Joe of St. Thérèse said...

In celebration of this law, I think I'm going to dump stuff into the ocean.

1:27 PM  
Blogger Helen said...

Have my own score to settle with Bimbette Polly Higgins~ The UN Building is a colossal waste of resources PLUS she hurt my feelings, the insensitive wretch

11:34 AM  

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