Genocide-denying, holocaust-denying Australia commits to Climate Genocide

Last week Australia essentially committed itself to Climate Genocide – but the term has not been used and indeed is largely excluded from any mention in public discourse in Australia. The extreme right wing, pro-coal, pro-war Rudd Labor Australian Government unveiled an Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) that in reality means that Australia’s world-leading annual per capita domestic and exported greenhouse gas (GHG) will fall from its present value of 54 tonnes per person per year to 44-49 by 2020 (see "Pro-coal Australian Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) devalues Australian lives, threatens Biosphere and ignores Science").

This “business as usual†approach to the Climate Emergency by the Australian Government (and appallingly, supported by the Australian Conservation Foundation and the Australian Climate Institute) flies in the face of advice from top climate scientists - with many scientists saying that it is already too late to stop catastrophic climate change (e.g. see this recent UK Guardian report subtitled "Guardian poll reveals almost nine out of 10 climate experts do not believe current political efforts will keep warming below 2C" ; also see: http://copenhagenclimatecouncil.com/.../).

Climate Genocide has already begun in the non-European World in which 16 million people die avoidably every year from deprivation and deprivation-exacerbated disease. This Global Avoidable Mortality Holocaust is increasingly impacted by Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW; man-made global warming) – there are already hundreds of thousands of Climate Refugees in Darfur (Sudan), India, Bangladesh, Myanmar and the Pacific, with far worse to come, especially for states that are drought-prone, mega-deltaic or which are small islands (see “Climate Disruption, Climate Emergency, Climate Genocide & Penultimate Bengali Holocaust through Sea Level Riseâ€).

In relation to already-commenced Climate Genocide, Australia is a disproportionate contributor to this man-made holocaust that is largely confined to the non-European World.

Australia is the world’s biggest coal exporter, the OECD’s worst per capita greenhouse gas (GHG) polluter and a remorseless world leader in annual per capita GHG pollution. “Annual per capita greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution†in units of “tonnes CO2-equivalent per person per year†(2005-2008 data) is 2.2 (India), 6.7 (the World), 11 (Europe), 27 (the US) and 30 (Australia; or 54 if Australia’s huge Exported CO2 pollution is included). Just as Australia has made contributions Palestinian Genocide tax deductible, so the latest Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) of the extreme right wing, pro-coal, pro-war Rudd Labor Government provides massive, “business as usual†subsidies for GHG polluters (see "Pro-coal Australian Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) devalues Australian lives, threatens Biosphere and ignores Science").

Western Mainstream media and politicians (including those of climate criminal Australia) simply ignore the looming Climate Genocide - yet global avoidable deaths from deprivation and deprivation-exacerbated disease total 16 million already and are increasingly climate change-impacted, this figure being predicted to average 100 million avoidable deaths per year this century if the prediction of only 1 billion survivors this century by top UK climate scientist Professor James Lovelock FRS is realized (see Gaia Vince (2009), “One last chance to save mankind“, New Scientist, 23 January 2009 ; see also “Climate Disruption, Climate Emergency, Climate Genocide & Penultimate Bengali Holocaust through Sea Level Riseâ€).

The Western Mainstream media and politicians also turn a blind eye to the ongoing Palestinian Genocide, Iraqi Genocide and Afghan Genocide (post-invasion violent and non-violent excess deaths 0.3 million, 2.3 million and 3-4 million, respectively; refugees totalling 7 million, 6 million and 4 million, respectively; genocides as defined by Article 2 of the UN Genocide Convention).

There is nothing quite as racist as genocide, and racist White Australia with the support of both the Liberal-National Party Coalition Opposition and Labor Party Government (collectively known as the Lib-Labs) is intimately involved in all 4 genocides: it supports the ongoing Israeli Palestinian Genocide diplomatically, financially and legislatively (support for the Palestinian Genocide is actually TAX DEDUCTIBLE in racist White Australia) ; it has been actively involved militarily in the ongoing Iraqi Genocide since 1990 and involved financially (and corruptly) by subverting the pre-invasion UN Oil-for-Food Program at an estimated cost of over 20,000 Iraqi lives; it has been involved militarily in the Afghan Genocide, recently increasing its military commitment in response to a request from war criminal Obama by a massive 50% (see: http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/.../ ); and Australia leads the world in driving the steadily worsening Climate Genocide as outlined above.

A simple numerical confirmation of this racist Holocaust Denial and racist Genocide Denial in racist White Australia can be obtained by searching for the phrases using “Palestinian Genocideâ€, “Iraqi Genocideâ€, “Afghan Genocide†and “Climate Genocide†on Yahoo (yielding URLs totalling 103,000, 78,700, 16,500 and 16,100, respectively); on the Web-censoring Google (yielding URLs totalling 10,200, 12,500, 2,690 and 3,010, respectively); and on the taxpayer-funded Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) Search device (see ABC) - this yielding ZERO (0) results in all cases.

The Australian ABC is generally regarded as the most “liberal†of the Mainstream media of racist White Australia – and indeed is regarded as “left wing†by the hacks of the Murdoch and Fairfax media empires that dominate “news†reporting in holocaust-complicit and holocaust denying, “look the other way†Australia – the Land of Flies, Lies and Slies (spin-based untruths). It is not hard to imagine the awfulness of the other generally pro-coal and pro-war Australian Mainstream media in relation to holocaust commission, genocide commission, holocaust-ignoring and genocide-ignoring.

Peace is the only way but silence kills and silence is complicity. Decent people are obliged to inform others about these continuing atrocities.

People such as Bill McKibben are leading the way toward global commitment to reducing atmospheric CO2 concentration from the current 387 ppm to below 350 : “[NASA GISS director] Jim Hansen gave us the number we needed to work with. His team put out a paper saying quite unequivocally that 350 parts per million of CO2 is the max that we can have in the atmosphere, safely. We need to get below that, actually. It is a difficult number, obviously, because we have passed it. But at least it was a number, and something to work with, globally. Something to move these big international negotiations back far closer to science than they’ve been in the past. That’s what we set out to do “ (see “Bill McKibben on building a climate action movementâ€).

Bill McKibben’s organization 350.org has organized 24 October 2009 as an international day of climate action to demand this realistic and requisite target – please be part of this last ditch attempt to galvanize the tardy politicians of Planet Earth before their meeting in Copenhagen and (hopefully) before it is too late.

However we also need to take other personal actions that make the climate criminals and war criminals ACCOUNTABLE for their appalling crimes. Holocaust commission and genocide commission are unforgivably evil and holocaust denial and genocide denial are utterly repugnant. Decent people are obliged to eschew any avoidable personal or business dealings with - and hence deny any support for - people, media, corporations or countries complicit in genocide commission and genocide denial, whether in relation to the ongoing Palestinian, Iraqi and Afghan Genocides or the steadily worsening Climate Genocide that threatens the very biosphere of Planet Earth.


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As a physician with a keen interest in human rights I thoroughly agree with Doctor Gideon Polya's assessment of the now inevitable global climate change impacts as climate genocide. There is an extraordinary reluctance amongst environmental and human rights advocates to use what they describe as emotional or passionate terms on the global climate change issue. The fact is that words have not been yet invented to describe the horrendous now unavoidable impacts on a very large proportion of humanity. We are looking at the worst ever crime against humanity and to refrain from using emotionally loaded language to describe it only serves to make the crime worse and more inhumane. A global warming of 2° C is now unavoidable. 2° C has become an almost universally accepted global warming target. The story of the 2° C target supports Doctor Polya's contention of climate genocide. Rather then a safe limit, as it is described , it is at least disastrously dangerous ( James Hansen) and for certain carries a huge risk of global climate catastrophe to billions of people this century in Africa and South Asia alone (IPCC 2007). 2oC is not and never has been a scientifically established limit. It originated with the EU and the EU itself admits it is not safe. The published science including the IPCC fourth assessment says that at under 2oC there are losses to water availability and agriculture to very large populations in the most climate change vulnerable regions where the most economically deprived populations live in the Global South. These dangers are clearly of a disastrous nature which will result in huge loss of life as global climate change will have a multiplying effect on large populations already suffering high disease and mortality rates from the very factors that are increased by global climate change- water deprivation water pollution malnutrition famine and multiple communicable diseases. When, for example in Africa, large regions of agricultural already degraded lands become more degraded by climate change, the food availability that people depend on will progressively and irreversibly deteriorate. Add the well known fact that these large populations of the most climate change vulnerable are also by far the most climate change innocent with respect to greenhouse gas emissions we have a clear case of genocode on the Southern hemisphere perpetrated by the Northern hemisphere. The reason for the acceptance of the disastrously dangerous 2 degree C target makes the crime against humanity far worse even. We have been led to believe in the Northern Hemisphere that we can ride out global climate climate change with possibly a net benefit to our agricultural food supply. This is why 2oC has been called a safe limit when it has long been known that for huge vulnerable populations in the South it is certain catastrophe. Further confirmation is the fact that the IPCC estimated in its 2007 assessment of agricultural losses to the most climate vulnerable regions in the South Harry global warming of 1.5° Cand even in some regions at 1oC. The IPCC estimates agricultural losses in some African regions as 50%. The worst of it is that the leaders of the these vulnerable regions have been led to assume that the global warming target of 2° C should be acceptable by them. Indeed to aggravate the genocide even further these African nations have been criticised by the North for not taking measures of adaptation to climate change, when is impossible to adapt to the climate change impacts on their water and food supplies and on their health. I The computer models however that projected little problem for agriculture in the Northern Hemisphere till late in this century have been proved badly in error. The IPCC predicted that agriculture in all regions would become vulnerable to a global warming of 2.5° C. But this did not account for the loss of the climate moderating summer Arctic ice influencing the entire northern hemisphere because the computers had the summer Arctic meltdown also towards the end of this century. Now the projections are that the summer Arctic will be ice free between 2015 and 2030. When this happens agriculture in the Northern Hemisphere will become vulnerable. The regional warming of the Arctic which is already double the global average will further accelerate inevitably increase in the rate of additional carbon emissions by carbon feedback effect on Northern permafrost and Arctic Ocean methane hydrates. This will result in agricultural output declining globally and progressively well before 2050 which is the current estimate (Cline). So it is looking like we're all equally in peril North and South from the impacts of global climate change on agriculture. Therefore Doctor Gideon Polya's call for the recognition of a state of global climate change emergency needs to be recognised and responded to for the sake of us all. If we don't. the unprecedented inhumane criminal negligence can only be described by a new word- progenycide. Peter Carter

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However we also need to take other personal actions that make the climate criminals and war criminals ACCOUNTABLE for their appalling crimes.

If Obama won't even prosecute his country's shameful torturers how are we supposed to be able to prosecute climate criminals? Lars G Josefsson who is CEO of Vattenfall, which is one of the worst climate offenders in Europe, have become a climate advisor(!) for the German and Swedish government. It's disgusting! Here we have a company that is investing heavily in coalpower and that yearly produces more greenhouse gases than the whole of Sweden combined but how does our supposed leaders treat him and his company? They appoint him to a climate advisor... The world is crazy!

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However we also need to take other personal actions that make the climate criminals and war criminals ACCOUNTABLE for their appalling crimes.

Although it is honourable and something I look forward too I don't think we will ever be able to prosecute climate criminals (unless it's an mob of climate refugees seeking justice in their own way). If Obama won't even prosecute his country's shameful torturers how are we supposed to be able to prosecute climate criminals? Lars G Josefsson who is the CEO of Vattenfall, which is one of the worst climate offenders in Europe, have become a climate advisor(!) for the German and Swedish government. It's disgusting! Here we have a company that is investing heavily in coal power and that yearly produces more greenhouse gases than the whole of Sweden combined, but how does our leaders treat him and his company? They turn him into a climate advisor... The world is crazy!

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