EoP Applications to Curia Court: LJ v Aarhus CCC, Addresseavisen et al is one of the EoP Legal Submission cases involving EoP scientific and cultural law recommendations to shut down the WiP Ponzi profiteering of resource conflict and misery economy, by ‘turning off the tap’ — i.e. the breeding / consumption above ecological carrying capacity limits — causes of resource conflict and war; by implementing an Ecology of Peace New World Order Social Contract that (a) requires all citizens of all races, religions, nations, to breed and consume below ecological carrying capacity limits; or be humanely eliminated from the planetary genepool; (b) nationalizes all property and provides all responsible freedom oath citizens: (i) cultural law self rule for groups with subjective racial, religious & gender identities; and (ii) a property ration to enable their shelter and survival self-sufficiency to enable the rebuilding of a relocalized low-tech organic agrarian sustainable future.
Requests for Environmental Information submitted to:
- Norway: Norway Media: Adresseavisen; Aftenposten; Bergens Tidende; Dagbladet; NRK; TV2; VG; Norway Bar Associations: Advokat Foreningen / Bar Association.
- Germany: Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources / Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe (BGR): Federal Minister of Economics and Technology.
- United Kingdom: The Guardian: Editor: Alan Rusbridge & Journalist: Glenn Greenwald.
They ignored the request. A Request for Environmental Information to Norway Media and Norway Bar Association, was then submitted via Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee; Case: ACCC/C/2013/82 (Norway); who ruled it was ‘inadmissible’.
A Request for Environmental Information from Norway, Germany and United Kingdom, was then submitted in this application filed to the Curia General Court in Luxembourg: Re: Requests for Environmental Information to Norway, Germany & UK. The Curia Court Registrar stated that they Curia Court did not have jurisdiction over the Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee and that the application should be filed with the European Court of Human Rights.
LJ v Aarhus CCC to Curia Court: Excerpts:
The environmental information requested from all respondents fits the Convention definition of ‘environmental information’ under Article 2 (3) (b) as being an editorial policy ‘cost-benefit economic analysis decision making activity’, the censorship of which aggravates the threat multiplier Impact (I=PAT) Population (P) and Affluence/Consumption (A) causes of ecological overshoot and environmental degradation, which seriously affects (i) the state of elements of the environment, from air, atmosphere, water, soil and land pollution to loss of biological diversity and its components, and the interaction of these elements; (ii) the state of human health and safety as manifested by climate and resource scarcity (oil, water, NNR minerals), resource civil and national war refugees and deaths.
Environment-Scarcity-Conflict refers to extensive documentation from military and intelligence agencies, united nations and governments, NGO’s and academic reports, etc, collectively documenting how legislative failure to restrict humanity’s insistence on procreating and consuming above carrying capacity limits, and Socialized Corporate Externality Costs: Trillion Dollar Thefts from Global Natural Capital Commons, has resulted in our ecological overshoot of carrying capacity limits by between 700 to 400,000 percent; including crossing urgent Planetary Boundary Tipping Points: (i) Loss of Biodiversity and Species Extinctions; (ii) Climate Change; (iii) Nitrogen Cycle; (iv) Ocean Acidification; (v) Changes in Land Use; (vi) Global Freshwater Use; (vii) State Shift in the Earth’s Biosphere; (viii) Peak Non-Renewable Natural Resources Scarcity; with devastating current climate-resource-scarcity-conflict and refugees, and impending threat multiplier aggravation of crisis of ‘scarcity-conflict’ death spiral consequences.
Media Censorship of Environment-Scarcity-Conflict refers to a corporate media socialized externality cost. Like all corporations, media corporations work to maximize their profits, by maximizing revenues while minimizing costs, by externalizing – avoid paying – as many costs as possible, externalizing them to society. The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) puts a value on the ecological services provided to humanity. They have found that 3,000 listed companies around the world were responsible for over $2 trillion in environmental “externalities” (i.e. costs that have to be borne by society from ignored factors, or “social costs”). This is equivalent to 7% of their combined revenues and up to a third of their combined profits. They do it because the system allows them to do it. To stop this we need to recognize natural capital, build it into our systems. When we measure GDP, as a measure of our economic performance at the national level, we should include our biggest asset at the country level, our natural capital and the state of its improved biodiversity health, or destruction. When we measure corporate performances we don’t include our impacts on nature and water and biodiversity and what the business costs society.
Journalists are aware of how population and consumption affect ecological overshoot, scarcity and scarcity induced conflict, but avoid including such context to socio-political problem stories, because it directly and indirectly conflicts with their population and consumption growth profit motives. Respondent 10 is acutely aware of that there are no corporate consequences for environmental destruction; and Military authorities concerns related to these Scarcity Conflict issues. Numerous studies such as Dr. Michael Maher’s study: How and Why Journalists Avoid Population – Environment Connection (PDF), document how the mainstream media’s conscious censorship of the population/consumption-overshoot-scarcity-conflict contextual connection in their reporting on environment, scarcity and conflict related events, is a significant cause of the public’s general ecological illiterate inability to make informed environmental decisions, ignorance of the ecological overshoot state of our planet, and its impending scarcity-conflict consequences. Dr. Maher did a random sample of 150 stories about urban sprawl, endangered species and water shortages, and found that only 1 in ten framed population growth as a source of the problem. Other studies conducted by Media Matters in the US show that (i) in recent 2013 wildfire coverage, only 6 percent of total wildfire items mentioned climate change; (ii) in Midwest flood coverage, only 3 percent of stories mentioned climate change; (iii) in 2012, the nightly news covered the royal family more than climate change; (iv) a recent study documenting the warmest year on record received cool media coverage, almost entirely censoring scientists from climate change discussion; (v) in 2012, the Kardashians got 40 times more news coverage than ocean acidification, which affects over 50% of US fishery revenues; (vi) in 2012, TV media covered Joe Biden’s smile nearly twice as much as climate change, and Paul Ryan’s workout, three times more than record Arctic Sea Ice loss.
The Aarhus Convention repeatedly emphasises its concerns about the importance of enabling citizens’ access to accurate, comprehensive and up-to-date environmental information, to enhance the quality and the implementation of decisions and decision-making and to strengthen public support for decisions on the environment, which contribute to public awareness of environmental issues; its desire to promote environmental education to further the understanding of the environment and sustainable development and to encourage widespread public awareness of, and participation in, decisions affecting the environment and sustainable development, and the importance of fully integrating environmental considerations in governmental decision-making and the consequent need for public authorities to be in possession of accurate, comprehensive and up-todate environmental information.
A media publication’s accurate contextual environmental information is to a citizen’s healthy, constructive problem solving decision-making, no different what an organic farmer’s food is to a body’s cells energy conversion decision-making and problem solving. Similarly a media publication’s inaccurate information-food, including where the inaccuracy results from the intentional omission of important contextual environmental information, is as toxic and debilitating to an individual’s decision making and problem solving, or collectively to a citizenry’s decision-making and problem solving, as a farmer’s toxic pesticide or genetically modified biological foodstuffs can be.
– 10 Nov 2013: Curia General Court: Application for Annulment of Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee Ruling; under Article 263 of the Treaty of the Functioning of the European Union [PDF].
- 10 Nov 2013: Curia General Court: Application for Annulment of Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee Ruling; under Article 263 of the Treaty of the Functioning of the European Union [PDF]
- 10 Nov 2013: Applicants Consent to all Amicus Curiae Arguments [PDF]
- 14 Nov 2013: Curia Court Registrar: E. Coulon: Re: LJ v Aarhus CCC et al [PDF].
- Aarhus 1382 Norway: accc-1382-no
- EoP v Glenn Greenwald: eop-v-geg
- ECHR: LJ v Norway: lj-v-no
- NO v Anders Breivik: no-v-ab
EoP Leg Sub LJ v Aarhus CCC correspondence.