Adding ‘ecocide’ to list of major international crimes

Genocide and war crimes are ghastly offenses that be tried before the International Criminal Court.  But if one lawyer in Britain has her way, so-called “ecocide” against nature could be added as a new major crime against the world.  According to the UK’s Guardian newspaper, this radical idea, if approved by the U.N., could be used to prosecute industries alleged to be damaging the environment through things like fossil fuels, mining, agriculture, chemicals and forestry.  Supporter say the charge of ecocide could even ben leveled against “climate deniers” who try to prevent action on alleged man-made global warming.  A vote on this measure isn’t expected until 2012, but could actually pass if 2/3rds of nations vote “yes” on this outrageous concept.

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