Jacobin Mag: "The fossil industry’s behavior constitutes a Crime Against Humanity in the classical sense: “a widespread or systematic attack directed against any civilian population, with knowledge of the attack,” including murder and extermination. Unlike genocide, the UN clarifies, in the case of crimes against humanity, it is not necessary to prove that there is an overall specific intent. It suffices for there to be a simple intent to commit any of the acts listed…The perpetrator must also act with knowledge of the attack against the civilian population and that his/her action is part of that attack."
On climate, the precedent set in Nuremberg offers other lessons as well. It’s hard to think of a problem more widely attributed to “abstract entities” than global warming, allegedly the product of some unquenchable, ubiquitous human thirst for new stuff. That old Pogo cartoon still holds sway in the popular imagination: “We have met the enemy and he is us."
“It will take the collective efforts of many in the energy industry and society to develop scalable, affordable solutions that will be needed to address the risks of climate change,” Darren Woods, CEO of Exxon Mobil, said in a statement. ...
Chevron CEO Michael Wirth said the company wants “to work constructively on addressing the risks of climate change.”
Flashback 2000: BP, FORD GIVE $20 MILLION FOR PRINCETON U. EMISSIONS STUDY: 'to study ways to reduce carbon-dioxide emissions from fossil fuels. BP said it will give $15 million...BP plans to give $85 million in next decade to universities in U.S. and U.K. to study environmental and energy issues...pledged $40 million to Cambridge U. $20 million to U. of California at Berkeley and $10 million to U.y of Colorado at Boulder'