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Judicially arraign, try and punish climate criminals for 10 million deaths pa

by: Dr Gideon Polya
Thursday December 22, 2016 - 20:02

Judicially arraign, try and punish climate criminals! Climate criminals disproportionately complicit in the mass murder of about 10 million people each year through climate change or air pollution – massively deadly neoliberal state terrorists, corporate terrorists, carbon terrorists and climate terrorists as compared to the vile, US imperialism-aiding, Muslim-origin non-state terrorists who merely kill 18,000 people each year - must be stripped of all assets and subject to life imprisonment with hard labour (see Gideon Polya, “Humanity Must Pledge Inescapable Dispossession And Custodial Retribution For Climate Criminals”, Countercurrents, 20 December 2016: http://www.countercurrents.org/2016... ).

The sexual partners of climate criminals should be publicly paraded with heads shaven as in post-liberation France in 1945, but their children should be given the very best de-programming by humane, expert psychiatrists. However the importance of freedom of speech for science, scholarship, societal risk management and democracy means that mendacious, climate change denying, effective climate change denying and climate genocide-complicit Mainstream media, political and academic presstitutes should suffer no pecuniary or physical punishment, but should merely suffer the public ignominy from expertly-informed judicial exposure.

The Indian scandal of alleged massive corruption and alleged legal tax avoidance via the Cayman Islands by Indian coal giant Adani, and the Australian scandal of the proposed lending of $1 billion to Adani for its huge proposed Queensland coal mine by the Coalition Government led by Malcolm “Cayman Islands” Turnbull (see Stephen Long, “Adani company facing multiple financial crime, corruption probes ”, ABC News, 22 December 2016: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-12-... ) are hugely exceeded by the Mainstream media-unreported Awful Truth that the pollutants from the burning of coal exported from the Adani mine in Queensland, Australia, will kill about 13,400 people each year and 513,000 people in the lifetime of the mine.

The annual income from the proposed Adani Carmichael coal mine of $3.8 billion from $63 /tonne coal applied to 60 Mtonne Coal exported annually (most of which may vanish overseas) will be hugely exceeded: (a) by a factor of about 10 times by the resultant $34.8 billion Carbon Debt from applying an expertly-determined $200/tonne CO2 damage-related Carbon Price to the 174 Mt CO2 estimated from 2.9 t CO2/tonne coal from burning the exported 60 Mtonne thermal coal, and (b) by a factor of about 25 times by the $94 billion hidden mortality-related cost from applying the $7 million per person risk-avoidance–based Valued Of a Statistical Life (VOSL) to the 13,400 annual deaths from pollutants deriving from the burning of the annual export of 60 Mtonne thermal coal (see “Stop air pollution deaths”: https://sites.google.com/site/300or... and scroll down to “Australia”).

The massive intergenerational injustice and intergenerational inequity being proposed for the young and future generations by the Adani Carmichael project underscores the utter unacceptability of the proposed Turnbull COALition Government’s suggestion via the Minster for Resources, Energy and Northern Australia, Josh Frydenberg, of using the Federal Government’s $5 billion infrastructure fund to subsidize Galilee Basin coal mining (e.g. via the building a rail line to the coast for coal transhipment to Asia via Australia’s endangered and iconic Great Barrier Reef) (see Lisa Cox, “Josh Frydenberg says $5 billion northern Australia fund could be used to fund coal”, Sydney Morning Herald, 23 September 2015: http://www.smh.com.au/federal-polit... ).

One notes that (a) the Coalition policies of 26-28% off 2005 greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution by 2030 and unlimited GHG exports mean that Australia’s Domestic plus Exported GHG pollution will increase, not decrease (climate change inaction); (b) assuming a damage-related Carbon Price of US$200 per tonne CO2-equivalent, the inescapable Carbon Debt for Australia is A$11 trillion and increasing at A$600 billion per year and at A$60,000 per head per year for under-30 year old Australians; and (c) 85,000 Australians die preventably each year and of these 10,000 die from carbon fuel burning pollutants. Globally, 7 million people die from air pollution each year (WHO) and 75,000 of these die due to pollutants from the burning of exported Australian coal (see “2015-9-17 Open Letter to PM Malcolm Turnbull re GHG pollution”, Gideon Polya Writing: https://sites.google.com/site/gideo... ).

Minister Josh Frydenberg should be immediately replaced in the pro-coal Australian Liberal Party-National Party Coalition Ministry led by oh-so-charming, all-smiles, Abbott-lite, Abbott-in-sheep’s clothing, lipstick-on-a-pig, 200-million-dollar-man, Mr Harborside Mansion, PM Malcolm “Cayman Islands” Turnbull, who is an effective climate change denier like his predecessor as PM, Tony Abbott, through climate change inaction. Sensible, science-informed Australians will utterly reject the pro-coal, pro-oil, pro-gas, anti-science, anti-environment, ecocidal, speciescidal, terracidal, and climate criminal COALition, vote 1 Green and put the COALition last.

The pollutants from the burning of coal exported from the Adani mine will kill about 13,400 people each year and 513,000 people in the lifetime of the mine. In his 2005 Literature Nobel Prize Acceptance speech, the outstanding anti-racist Jewish British playwright Harold Pinter declared: “We have brought torture, cluster bombs, depleted uranium, innumerable acts of random murder, misery, degradation and death to the Iraqi people and call it ’bringing freedom and democracy to the Middle East’. How many people do you have to kill before you qualify to be described as a mass murderer and a war criminal? One hundred thousand? More than enough, I would have thought. Therefore it is just that Bush and Blair be arraigned before the International Criminal Court of Justice” (see Harold Pinter, “Art, Truth And Politics”, Countercurrents, 8 December, 2005: https://www.countercurrents.org/art... ). Decent people can likewise well ask “How many people do you have to kill before you qualify to be described as a mass murderer and a war criminal in the War on the Planet? Five hundred thousand? More than enough, I would have thought.

Global domination by neoliberal One Percenter climate criminals – well exemplified by the Australian Lib-Lab (Coalition Government and Labor Opposition) climate criminals - has meant that a catastrophic plus 2C temperature rise is now unavoidable and that the Paris ideal of no more than plus 1.5C will be exceeded in 4-10 years. The most effective collective action now for decent Humanity to mitigate inescapable climate catastrophe is to promise that all climate criminals will be brought to account and suffer inescapable dispossession and custodial punishment – this resolute, collective promise now will make a disastrous future less bad for future generations (see Gideon Polya, “Humanity Must Pledge Inescapable Dispossession And Custodial Retribution For Climate Criminals”, Countercurrents, 20 December 2016: http://www.countercurrents.org/2016... ).



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