What is a crime?
There are various definitions of "crime". Among others are "a grave offence especially against morality" and "an act harmful not only to some individual but also to a community, society or the state".
Who are the worst criminals?
Damaging the future prospects of the world's children by clinging onto fossil fuels when there are sustainable alternatives surely should be considered a crime under these definitions. This is what the Australian federal government is doing, and they have been called out by hundreds of thousands of Australia's school kids.
The Trump administration in the USA just as culpable.
Climate change is happening, is caused by humanity and can still be limited. If 'business as usual' continues huge harm will be done to the planet's weather and biological systems. The environment has long been thought by many to be just the concern of radical 'greenies', but with the changes that we are seeing (too numerous for me to list in this letter) it surely must become the concern of us all.
The burning of fossil fuels are the main cause of
sea level rise and terrible damage to the worlds coral reefs.
The burning of fossil fuels, particularly, but not exclusively,
coal causes air pollution that kills millions of people each year.
Those in government, parliament, the rich and powerful in the fossil fuel industries and media, and their lackeys, who lie to keep the greenhouse emissions flowing, are the worst criminals of all, if we are to judge them by the harm they are doing.
This page was written 2019/09/21 – ©
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