This is such a fucking good idea and so very fucking awesomely powerful that you’re going to have to stand waaaay back when you realise how big the thing you’re about to do is. Is that sentence even in English? I don’t know and I don’t care. I’m disoriented by the brilliance of what’s close to happening.
We already have Genocide, Crimes Against Humanity, War Crimes and Crimes of Aggression, right? And they work. We know because the UN guys turn up in blue hats. What if we could add Ecocide to those? Wouldn’t it be fucking cool to see the companies getting rich of tar sands and damming projects being convicted for their barbarism. At last we’d collectively say “you’ve been able to use the excuse of ‘just doing your job’, but now we’re changing the rules. As from tomorrow, all dickish behaviour puts you in the same dock as Milosevic.” All government support would be stopped, all pension funds would be shifted, and over night we’d suddenly have a chance of surviving beyond the 22nd century with a viable planet.
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Ecocide the extensive destruction, damage to or loss of ecosystem(s) of a given territory, whether by human agency or by other causes, to such an extent that peaceful enjoyment by the inhabitants of that territory has been severely diminished.
Polly Higgins submission to the UN Law Commission. Learn more about ecocide