The Prince of Wales is calling for a Magna Carta for the Earth at the UN’s upcoming climate summit in December and judges and lawyers from around the world think there should be a worldwide law to outlaw any questioning of global warming. That law could then be used to force extremely stringent climate requirements worldwide geared towards eliminating fossil fuels.
Senior judges and lawyers from across the world met for a three-day conference on “Climate Change and the Law” which was staged in London’s Supreme Court. It was funded by the Supreme Court itself, the UK government and the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP).
Since it is unlikely that the world will agree in Paris to a legally binding treaty to limit the rise in global temperatures to no more than 2 degrees C from pre-industrial levels, the purpose of the meeting was that it is now time for the courts to step in, to enforce this as worldwide law, the telegraph reported.
The world’s courts, led by the International Court of Justice,” said Philippe Sands, a QC from Cherie Blair’s Matrix Chambers and professor of law at University College, London, could play a vital role “in finally scotching these claims” [warming deniers], according to the telegraph reporting.
“The most important thing the courts could do,” he said, was to hold a top-level “finding of fact”, to settle these “scientific disputes” once and for all: so that it could then be made illegal for any government, corporation (or presumably individual scientist) ever to question the agreed “science” again. Furthermore, he went on, once “the scientific evidence” thus has the force of binding international law, it could be used to compel all governments to make “the emissions reductions that are needed”, including the phasing out of fossil fuels, to halt global warming in its tracks.
Jailing global warming deniers isn’t a unique idea and it’s not reserved for Britain.
There are a growing number of scientists and at least one congressman in the United States who want to jail climate change deniers.
In the letter, they refer to the idea which was first suggested by leftist Democrat Sheldon Whitehouse.
In a Washington Post article in June, Whitehouse compared global warming deniers and the fossil fuel industry to the tobacco industry, calling for them to be charged under the RICO Act.
The tobacco industry was prosecuted for racketeering after they misled the public about the dangers of tobacco. Many of the things he accused the deniers of doing are things his global warming industry does – Climategate being one example.
The RICO Act was used to break up the mobs which is what he must believe climate deniers are. Free speech is not allowed if you deny his take on things which some of us think is extreme.
He apparently believes that coordinating “a wide range of activities, including political lobbying, contributions to political candidates, and a large number of communication and media efforts” are racketeering and not our First Amendment rights.
Source: the telegraph