Dr. Peter Carter

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moral collapse…

By |2018-11-04T02:48:21+00:00November 7th, 2018|Climate Change, Ethics|

"Carbon emissions have now accumulated to the point where avoiding warming by 2 degrees Celsius is impossible.  Even under optimistic assumptions about the speed with which countries might respond, it now seems likely that the world will warm by 4 degrees Celsius or more, which will transform the conditions of life on the planet and [...]

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the children of tomorrow part 2

By |2018-10-26T19:28:15+00:00October 26th, 2018|Children, Climate Change|

“Delayed response of the climate system, caused by the great thermal inertia of the ocean and the slow response of ice sheets to warming, creates the possibility that we could hand young people a planet undergoing changes that would be out of control.” - James E. Hansen What I do know for sure is that [...]

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another powerful strategy is legal action…

By |2018-10-23T17:17:11+00:00October 12th, 2018|Book Excerpt, Climate Change|

The fact that no emergency response to the entrenched failure of governments is a crime against humanity and indeed all of life. [...] Given this availability of solutions (which are largely absent from the North American media), the political, media, and moral failures to act decisively have now become willful crimes against life itself. This [...]

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two book reviews — Unprecedented Crime

By |2018-10-23T17:17:42+00:00July 6th, 2018|Book Excerpt, Climate Change|

“Criminal justice can contribute to addressing the climate crisis. A significant share of greenhouse gas emissions is associated with conduct amounting to violations of existing criminal law. Targeting climate change by enforcing criminal law can be extremely efficient. It can be done on the basis of existing laws, through existing institutions and with minimal additional [...]

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crimes studied by the mueller investigation…

By |2018-10-23T17:17:42+00:00June 19th, 2018|Book Excerpt, Climate Change|

"Unprecedented Crime" is an important book for many reasons, but most of all for driving home the point of the title, that the governments and fossil fuel corporations are guilty of major crimes for knowingly destroying our climate. And not simply major crimes, but "unprecedented" crimes, which will make the genocides and holocausts of the [...]

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