Although your use of the word criminal conforms to the 4th of 4 Webster definitions, I find such usage scary. Classifying behavior that you disapprove of as "criminal" conjures up images of insurrection and extra-legal executions. And don't forget that these leaders that you call criminal mostly reflect the views of the populations they reflect. There may come a time when climate conditions have deteriorated to a point that drastic action becomes popular (even if too late), but until then you represent a small minority and are whistling in the wind.>>
You can leave me out of this - I'm just a mouthpiece for all the global movements for action on climate change. You will hear exactly the same message from all the climate activists, which now include a ?substantial number of teenagers and young adults. So please address you comments to climate activists in general and not to me personally.
It was you personally who started this OT thread. It's hard to imagine how you can object to anyone replying. It is clear in my reply that I am in fact addressing you personally and the minority of climate extremists who are your brothers and sisters in arms.
As for being a "small minority" I think you are underestimating the rapid growth of all the various kinds of climate activists. And also not acknowledging that the more enlightened governments, such as in the EU, are already at green policy level. This is actually happening, however slowly.
This is not inconsistent with anything I said.
It is tragic that, indeed as you say, some governments do indeed reflect the views of their voters.
One of the oddest statements I have ever seen. Clearly a call for dictatorship.
But this excludes China, Russia and all countries without free democratic elections, which is a big "if".
Not necessarily. Leaders of autocracies often represent some views of their peoples accurately.
I use the term "climate criminal" because the earth has up to now been considered an inanimate lump of rock which will never plead its case in a court of law. I believe this is changing. We already have "war >crimes" and "crimes against humanity". The next step, which will surely come, will be "crimes against the earth". It's only a matter of time.
Sure and then crimes against political correctness, crimes against atheism, crimes against individuality.....science fictions writers have been afraid of this kind of thing since he beginning of the genre. Where horror meets science fiction.
The earth is a living ecosphere and this reality is starting to dawn on the more aware populations of the earth, together with those ordinary citizens who are already losing their island homes in the Pacific. This is, of course, just the tip of the iceberg, and a melting iceberg at that.
I fail to see how educated and intelligent people cannot identify with what needs to be done to mitigate against a complete disaster in the earth's future. It's as clear as daylight.
You failure to understand human nature makes it impossible for you to see the trade-off between future and current well-being. Non-extremists see this intuitively.