Petition To Make Environmental Destruction Carry Real Consequences

Petition To Make Environmental Destruction Carry Real Consequences

Petition To Make Environmental Destruction Carry Real Consequences


Fixing this problem is relatively straightforward: there must be personal responsibility for environmental degradation and ecological collapse. Systemic and institutional problems must be exposed and corrected, ecology courses provided to those who work in industry.

It is insane that right now, giving birth to a stillborn baby can potential earn a woman a life behind bars, but destruction of evidence regarding the BP gulf disaster is punished with a $1000 fine and 1 year probation. It becomes painfully clear that the legal system is skewed towards more harshly sanctioning “social crimes” in regard to issues like drug use or distribution than crimes which affect the survival of many species and our health.

A great deal of science, based on findings ranging from genetics to ecology, paint a very clear picture of humanity standing on the edge of biosphere collapse. It is a planetary emergency, which calls for an immediate restructuring of the values fueling the behavior of our various institutions.

File photo of controlled burn in the Gulf of Mexico seen in handout photograph

After every 100,000 signatures, it will be sent to the United Nations Environmental Programme. Translations will also be sent (along with the list) to national environmental agencies, as other concerned people help us put it into their language. Every signature counts: this is a global problem. Biosphere and environmental integrity are issues that affect each and every one of us, as well as all coming generations: we cannot afford to wait.

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