07 Aug '17, 11pm
Crimes against Humanity (The trials 2029)
Crimes against Humanity (The trials 2029) Aug 07, 2017 Tweet Hypothetical Climate Crimes trials projected to held in the year 2029 as a stark warning to humanity we do not want to let things go until we reach such an impasse. This story is meant to be a cautionary tale. (Authors note the year 2029 was chosen here primarily to make this future trial coincide with the life times of the participants in these crimes. A later date like 2049 would find most of these criminals deceased from old age.) Crimes against humanity are already covered by the London Accords ratified in August of 1945. Ironically only the bombing of Nagasaki falls under the London Accords, and war crimes preceding this date can be argued to have been adjudicated under ex post facto law. The London Accords can be interrupted to apply to crimes against humanity that do not necessarily result from war crimes ...