“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 past century seem minor by comparison. Our society spends an enormous amount of time, energy, and money to deal with crimes of various types, such as the potential crimes studied by the Mueller Investigation, and rightly so. But however serious these crimes turn out to be, they will not compare with the seriousness of the crimes against the climate – which means, crimes against us, our children, our grandchildren, and eventually the human race and life in general. And yet there have been no comparable investigations of the major climate criminals – such as the CEOs of ExxonMobil, which did more than any other corporation to promote climate denial, even though ExxonMobil’s scientists had warned the front office decades ago about what the continued burning of petroleum and natural gas would do to the climate. Equally responsible are the bosses of the major media corporations, which have hidden the seriousness of global warming from the general public.
“Unprecedented Crime” is one of the most important books you will ever read. – David R. Griffin
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