here - we've heard it before but again it seems the scientists are not being heard. No massive plan of action to bail out the earth?
Well the good news is that moves are afoot to create a crime of ecocide -
already momentum is building behind lawyer Polly Higgins for such a
change. The exciting news is that Stroudies can hear Polly on 10th March
in Stroud - click on the picture to see the poster with details....and rather than ecocide saving us I meant making it a crime might!
Higgins writing in The Guardian this week: "Put in place a law
of ecocide and the door is locked to any further
destructive activity that is adversely impacting on our land as well as
our people. Ecocide is a crime against humanity, nature and future
generations and the tar sands proposal is one of the largest ecocides in
the world....it's all about getting a sense
of perspective; while an oil spill might not constitute an ecocide for
the purposes of the law, the destruction of land the size of England and
Wales most certainly is a crime of enormous proportions....Ecocide
is not a crime of intent, and that must never be forgotten. No one is
intending to destroy the world, but we have put profit first without
looking to the consequences. Now we know just how damaging oil
extraction has become, and we know that it creates one legacy that we
cannot afford to ignore any longer."