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Study Finds Holding Governments and Corporations Legally Accountable for Climate Crisis 'Has Become a Global Phenomenon'

Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/07/04/study-finds-holding-governments-and-corporations-legally-accountable-climate-crisis

" Study Finds Holding Governments and Corporations Legally Accountable for Climate Crisis ‘Has Become a Global Phenomenon’

Now that activism demanding real change and accountability for big-money government dominated by the 1% and global vulture capitalism must become a revolution!


Studies are great. Real legislation and resulting laws that will be enforced are even better.


It becomes more and more a joke to think that the U.S. government will be held accountable for ANYTHING AT ALL. “Jokerman”
Oh, it’s fly your flag upside down day. peace PB


…or the corporations most responsible for it - EXXON, Shell, BP,Peabody, etc etc etc

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Donnie, What day is today? Oh yeah… The 4th of You Lie!


Cute. That could go viral if you put it out there.

You’re getting way more cynical than I am G.

Don’t give up on your fellow Americans just yet.

I self identify on another site as " the resident cynic."

Crimes against Earth are gaining the legal status of crimes against Peace, Crimes against Humanity and W#r Crimes.

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Dah, what took us so long to figure that one out.
Well to be fair the political “climate” wasn’t much in favor of science or climate catastrophe predictions albeit accurate. Powerful corporations killing any thought of alternative energy ideas through ownership of media kept americans in the deep dark for decades and continuing today. It has taken ameeica many disasters like new Arlenes, Porto Rico, Florida and New York among others to slowly sync in the reality of global warming. So now it’s much harder for big bad dinosaur dirty energy corporations to hide, manipulate distort or otherwise missinform the public. Small case after small case have been won in courts against the giant poison makers like monsanto. I have not heard many cases against oil corporations for causing global warming and a whole host of other deadly affects detrimental to our environment and human/animal health. Hold onto your seats folks, It’s going to be a bumpy ride for corporate America at last. Stole that one from Betty Davis.


Good post!
And even better than that is the rare realization that , not only are we 100% dependent on the natural world but we ARE nature .
Without this realization ,humans will always need laws to protect our planet from human ignorance.
Make those laws and strive to show gratitude to our host .

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Legal accountability is a funny thing, and usually means something very different when applied to corporations as opposed to individuals.
It is good that people are finally waking up to what is happening around them, but relying on the system that brought us here will guarantee our extinction in short order. A few “fines” will change nothing.

HiHello. Testing

This reawakening of the electorate is exactly what is needed.

Let’s all pray they don’t keep hitting the snooze button too many times.

The fossil fuel industry receives a lot of criticism these days, and rightfully so. But in the final analysis, we are the ones who support the energy industry and it is our standard of living that will need to change. So contemplate what you can do for the cause

Personal Actions

End our love affair with the automobile

Ride more trains and buses

Car pool

Walk and bike more

Turn off the air conditioner in the summer and dial the thermostat down in winter

Become vegetarians or vegans

Refill plastic water bottles with tap water

Discontinue using aluminum cans with and without carbonation

Maximize use of reusable bags and products

Recycle junk mail

Forego fast junk food

Go to “slow food”;

Recycle maximally, especially aluminum cans

Drive and accelerate more slowly

Climb more stairs

Plant more trees

Forego use of spray cans

Ride more trains and buses

Repair, mend and alter as much as possible

Buy solar panels

Compost as much as possible

Last person out of the room turn off the lights

Eat and farm organic

Ride more trains and buses

Fly fewer planes

Promote conference calls and web cams, fewer meetings

Use manual tools instead of power tools

Share more

Use rakes rather than leaf blowers

Decrease use of bottled water and refill plastic bottles with tap water

Maximize reusable bags and products

Push rather than power small mowers

Replace lawns with vegetable gardens

Stop fertilizing and mowing lawns

Compost as much as possible

Minimize use of disposables (Pampers);

Maximize high efficiency LED and solar powered lighting;

Limit endless gadgets

Use motion lighting, where appropriate

Decrease consumption

Limit family size

Local Government Actions

Reorganize cities, building taller residences with a smaller footprint (the end of suburbia)

Institute a carbon tax

Promote car pooling subsidize and expand mass transit

Expand bike paths

Have shareable (zip) cars

Ban electric outdoor signs;

Eat and farm organic

Promote conference calls and web cams, fewer meetings

Eliminate approximately 50% of all street lighting and office lighting in unoccupied buildings

eliminate “fast junk food”; go to “slow food


Federal Government Actions

Eliminate subsidies to fossil fuel corporations

Ban gasohol

Rein in the militaries for defense only and outlaw war

Further shrink nuclear arsenals and increase treaties

Discontinue night baseball

Promote making electronics, house wares, furniture, etc to be as durable and long-lived as possible

Promote recycling

Set standards for making appliances to be as energy efficient as possible

Discontinue single use aluminum cans

Ban electric outdoor signs

Subsidize solar and wind power;

Change from petroleum based fertilizers to regenerative agriculture

Reverse deforestation, plant more trees

Restrict spray cans

Promote conference calls and web cams, fewer meetings

Promote zero population growth with free condoms and family planning world-wide

End yearly auto model changes;

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I have noticed that real science has taken a backseat to politics. The main cause of Global warming/cooling is the temperature of our Sun that does vary. Who controls the number of Sun Spots? Next is the distance from Sun to Earth that also varies with time. Who controls that? Since 2016 we have been in a period of Global Cooling because of this.