International lawyers draft plan to criminalise ecosystem destruction (The Guardian)

Plan to draw up legal definition of ‘ecocide’ attracts support from European countries and small island nations.

Mariana Mazzucato: We may need climate lockdowns to halt climate change

We are approaching a tipping point on climate change, when protecting the future of civilization will require dramatic interventions

#Comment: While such ideas might sounds appealing and progressive on first sight, on deeper reflection they are rather crazy and twisted: It is a play-book for eco-fascism. Large scale cooperation is obviously the key to solving the climate and biodiversity crisis - its been the driving force of humanity since the beginning. Yet even more centralisation of power is in my opinion not necessary nor helpful to foster more cooperation - on the contrary, it is what got us into these crisis in the first place. On closer introspection, massive power centralisation is precisely the defining characteristic of these"global climate regime" proposals made exclusively by WEIRD People ("Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich & Democratic"). Plus, Quis custodiet ipsos custodes and who gets to decide what is "ecologically sound"? Lawyers, economists, politicians, bankers and military leaders (the likely arbiters of this regime) certainly strike me as far from ideal.

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