Last week Australia essentially committed itself to Climate Genocide â€“ 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 Australiaâ€™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 â€œbusiness as usualâ€ 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) â€“ 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 â€œClimate 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 worldâ€™s biggest coal exporter, the OECDâ€™s worst per capita greenhouse gas (GHG) polluter and a remorseless world leader in annual per capita GHG pollution. â€œAnnual per capita greenhouse gas (GHG) pollutionâ€ in units of â€œtonnes CO2-equivalent per person per yearâ€ (2005-2008 data) is 2.2 (India), 6.7 (the World), 11 (Europe), 27 (the US) and 30 (Australia; or 54 if Australiaâ€™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, â€œbusiness as usualâ€ 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), â€œOne last chance to save mankindâ€œ, New Scientist, 23 January 2009 ; see also â€œClimate 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 â€œPalestinian Genocideâ€, â€œIraqi Genocideâ€, â€œAfghan Genocideâ€ and â€œClimate Genocideâ€ 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 â€œliberalâ€ of the Mainstream media of racist White Australia â€“ and indeed is regarded as â€œleft wingâ€ by the hacks of the Murdoch and Fairfax media empires that dominate â€œnewsâ€ reporting in holocaust-complicit and holocaust denying, â€œlook the other wayâ€ Australia â€“ 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 : â€œ[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 theyâ€™ve been in the past. Thatâ€™s what we set out to do â€œ (see â€œBill McKibben on building a climate action movementâ€).
Bill McKibbenâ€™s organization 350.org has organized 24 October 2009 as an international day of climate action to demand this realistic and requisite target â€“ 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.