Juliette Jowit reports in the Guardian that a “British campaigner urges UN to accept ‘ecocide’ as international crime“.
“Ecocide” is defined as
“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.”
Of particular interest is this passage…
Supporters of a new ecocide law also believe it could be used to prosecute “climate deniers” who distort science and facts to discourage voters and politicians from taking action to tackle global warming and climate change.
The key premise of the campaign is that,
extraction [of resources from the planet] leads to ecocide, which leads to resource depletion, and resource depletion leads to conflict.
Thus, “ecocide” is equivalent to genocide.
The first passage quoted above reveals the truth. What environmentalism objects to is human agency.
It is a twist of logic that has made equivalence of humanity’s ability to transform its own predicament and a crime against humanity.
Humanity, in other words, is a crime against humanity.