Unprecedented Crime: Climate Science Denial and Game Changers for Survival by Dr. Peter CarterUnprecedented Crime: Climate Science Denial and Game Changers for Survival by Dr. Peter Carter

Unprecedented Crime: Climate Science Denial and Game Changers for Survival

byDr. Peter Carter

Paperback | February 1, 2018

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In 2017, the heat waves, extreme wild fires, and flooding around the world confirmed beyond doubt that climate disruption is now a full-blown emergency.We have entered Churchill's "period of consequences", yet governments have simply watched the disasters magnify, while rushing ahead with new pipelines and annual trillions in fossil fuel subsidies.Governments simply cannot say they did not know. The events we are seeing today have been consistently forecast ever since the First Assessment by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which was signed by all governments back in 1990, and which has been described as the best evaluation project ever designed.Unprecedented Crime first lays out the culpability of corporations, governmental, political and religious bodies, and especially the media through their failure to report or act on the climate emergency. No emergency response has even been contemplated by wealthy high-emitting national governments. Extreme weather reporting never even hints at the need to address climate change - even though it is producing wars and migrations among the world's poorest, those who have contributed the least to global warming.Yet, independently of governments, scores of proven zero-carbon game changers have been coming online all over the world. These exciting technologies, described in the book, are now able to power both household electricity and energy-dense heavy industry.We already have the technical solutions to the CO2 problem. With these solutions we can act in time to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to near-zero within 20 years.These willful crimes against life itself by negligent governments, the oblivious media and an insouciant civil society are crimes that everyday citizens can readily grasp - and then take to the streets and to the courts to protest on behalf of their children and grand-children. This thoroughly researched and highly-documented book will show them how.Co-author Dr. Peter Carter is an expert reviewer for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
Title:Unprecedented Crime: Climate Science Denial and Game Changers for SurvivalFormat:PaperbackDimensions:269 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.5 inPublished:February 1, 2018Publisher:CLARITY PRESSLanguage:English

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Given this availability of solutions (which are largely absent from the NorthAmerican media), we authors concur that the political, media, and moralfailures to act decisively have now become willful crimes against life itself. This conscious refusal to act with purpose helps to answer the questions,"Where is the human outcry for earth's life-support? Why have we failed toseize control of our survival? "Trappist monk Thomas Merton explored a similar mysteryin the 1960s. During the nuclear madness of the Cold War, hecoined the term "the unspeakable" to describe a vacuum that canbe utterly void of compassion and responsibility.This moral abyss is still very much alive within the deepmilitary-industrial state that Eisenhower warned about in 1961.The public needs to acknowledge and understand this nihilisticmindset, which since the 1980s has played a major role in hidingfrom society the truth about the climate crisis.This moral abyss is still very much alive within the deep military-industrial statethat Eisenhower warned about in 1961. The public needs to acknowledge andunderstand this nihilistic mind-set, which will be discussed in a brief section,"Confronting the Unspeakable."Pope Francis, in his 2015 Encyclical Letter - which was backed by all the majorworld faiths - referred to climate change as "a sin against God." Following the Pope's declaration, the UN Paris climate summit was signed by195 countries - yet astonishingly our North American national governmentspersist in activities of deep denial, as they rush ahead with new pipelines.And incredibly, against decades of IMF and World Bank pressure to phasethem out, governments continue to subsidize fossil fuels to the globallysuicidal extent of trillions of dollars worldwide, as if our political leaderswished to destroy our future. Simply stopping these subsidies would be an instant game changer.Another powerful strategy is legal action against governments for the crime ofomission to protect the right to life of their populations - a public trust dutythat dates back to Roman times and early British common law.This book is presented in two parts: Crimes Against Life and Humanity, andGame Changers for Survival. It will present:1) the escalating emergency caused by rapidly increasing CO2, methane,and nitrous oxide;2) the ongoing political and media efforts to suppress climate change as acrisis: by denial, by under-reporting solutions to it,

Editorial Reviews

"An important contribution to the debate regarding how criminal prosecutions, both at the national and international level, could be used to repress and deter climate damaging conduct at a large scale and on a lasting basis." -Reinhold Gallmetzer, Appeals Counsel, International Criminal Court