James Hansen, one of the world’s leading climate scientists, will today call for the chief executives of large fossil fuel companies to be put on trial for high crimes against humanity and nature, accusing them of actively spreading doubt about global warming in the same way that tobacco companies blurred the links between smoking and cancer. Put oil firm chiefs on trial, says leading climate change scientist
There’s a definite restlessness in the natives these days, but I’m not holding my breath on this one either. Unless this world categorically rejects the paradigms of greed and money (that means you too Savinar), then these calls for “justice” will continue to fall on deaf ears.
Here’s what’s probably going to happen: We’re going to literally “drive” this planet right into the ground. Period. End of story. The last man alive will be some greedy, soulless bastard sitting on top of a pile of soup cans in his Humvee with a roof mounted .50 caliber machine gun.
What still bugs the hell out of me is everyone, myself included, is doing too little, too late, because we’re refusing to acknowledge the full expected effects of climate change and related, global resource depletion. Entire ecosystems are collapsing around the world while we still twiddle.
I can’t do enough alone, never had the means, age or time, but I sure would have liked to. You’d think with all the evidence that we have now gathered in the past 20+ years, we’d start to understand what this means for all life on earth. Somebody should be spearheading a full-blown lifeboat community (absent all the religious claptrap that earmarks most).
On the other hand, homo sapiens have amply demonstrated that they are singularly unfit for this planet. Too bad they are going to wipe out everything else before they extinguish themselves.