‘Ecocide’ Would Criminalize Resource Development


Think of "nature rights" as a metaphorical shield against human thriving from the bounties of the earth. But radical environmentalists also have a spear - the "ecocide" movement. Ecocide activists are striving to enact international laws that would punish those who make large-scale uses of nature as criminals, equivalently odious as perpetrators of genocide and ethnic cleansing. In other words, oil-industry executives and the like could find themselves in the dock at the Hague facing years in prison.

The harm ecocide laws would cause to humanity cannot be quantified. We must resist this advocacy thrust at every opportunity.

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