To stop climate disaster, make ecocide an international crime. It’s the only way

Exposing the Big Game

Jojo Mehta and Julia Jackson

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/feb/24/climate-crisis-ecocide-international-crime

Outlawing ecocide would hold governments and corporations accountable for environmental negligence. We can’t wait

Smoke rises from an illegally lit fire in an Amazon rainforest reserve in Para State, Brazil.
Smoke rises from an illegally lit fire in an Amazon rainforest reserve in Pará State, Brazil.Photograph: Carl de Souza/AFP/Getty Images

Wed 24 Feb 2021 02.16 EST

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The Paris agreement is failing. Yet there is new hope for preserving a livable planet: the growing global campaign to criminalize ecocide can address the root causes of the climate crisis and safeguard our planet – the common home of all humanity and, indeed, all life on Earth.

Nearly five years after the negotiation of the landmark Paris agreement tolimit greenhouse gas emissions and associated global warmingto “well below 2.0C above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase even further to 1.5C”,we are experiencing drastically accelerating warming. 2020 wasthe second warmest yearon record, following the…

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2 thoughts on “To stop climate disaster, make ecocide an international crime. It’s the only way

  1. I have to be honest here. I don’t often read articles on climate change anymore, not because I don’t believe in it – but because it is too far gone IMO. If we haven’t ever done much, I can’t believe we are suddenly going to have a mass effort to change now. And as long as people keep overbreeding, it is hopeless.

    I now spend my time and energy trying to save our wildlife victims only.

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