A People’s Assessment on the Outcome of the Cancún Climate Negotiations

A People’s Assessment on the Outcome of the Cancún Climate Negotiations

“Cancun Climate Conference Crime’ and ‘Climate Crime Against Humanity’ – two series by Dr. Peter Carter.

Dr. Carter D. Carter, M.D. is a recently retired family physician and one of the founding directors of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE). Through the 1980s for Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) Dr. Carter was a director of the Central Vancouver Island Nuclear Disarmament Association and made numerous presentations on the health effects of nuclear weapons on behalf of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), which won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1985. He was a children’s environmental health consultant for the Canadian film, Toxic Trespass – one of many, many, accomplishments. See Dr. Carter’s full bio below. Dr. Carter is the climate policy advisor for Canadians for Action on Climate Change. Dr. Carter and his partner were in attendance at the World People’s Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth April 22nd, Cochabamba, Bolivia.

Part 1: Cancun Climate Conference Crime:

Part 2: Cancun Climate Conference Crime:


Part 1: Climate Crime Against Humanity (First video of series which presents documented evidence from the UN Climate Convention Secretariat that climate change is now the worst ever crime against humanity.)


Part 2: Climate Crime Against Humanity (Second of series which presents documented evidence from the UN Climate Convention Secretariat that climate change is now the worst ever crime against humanity.)

Part 3: Climate Crime Against Humanity (Third of series which presents documented evidence that the two degrees C policy target is a crime against humanity.)


Part 4: Climate Crime Against Humanity (Fourth of series which presents evidence from a World Bank map showing catastrophic impacts on food security at a global temperature of 2 degrees.)


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BIO- Peter D. Carter, M.D. is a recently retired family physician. He is one of the founding directors of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE). When his sons were born, Dr. Carter became actively involved in peace and environment issues, especially as they relate to children’s health. Realizing general medical training provided MDs with a special ability for holistic health assessment integrated risk assessment and precautionary management he saw he could bring this ability to the developing field of environmental health policy. His special interest ever since has been environmental health policy. He was especially involved in the development of children’s environmental policy. Dr. Carter has been following the global warming and climate change research since 1988. His mission now is to spread the full truth about the risk and the magnitude of the global climate change emergency. Through the 1980s for Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) Dr. Carter was a director of the Central Vancouver Island Nuclear Disarmament Association and made numerous presentations on the health effects of nuclear weapons on behalf of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), which won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1985. On behalf of CAPE through the 1990s, Dr. Carter made many submissions as an environmental health policy expert to the federal government of Canada and the provincial governments of British Columbia and Ontario on:

* environmental health
* sustainable development and environmental health
* economic globalization and environmental health,
* species at risk legislation
* revisions of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act
* children’s environmental health and
* global climate change policy.

As a founding director and driving force of the Nechako Environmental Coalition in Prince George, British Columbia, Dr. Carter worked during the 1990s on several successful environmental health legislation campaigns. These included the development of the National Pollutants Release Inventory, achieving federal legislation for dioxins and furans, preventing diversion the Nechako River (the largest tributary of the Fraser River) from industrial diversion and regulation of formaldehyde emissions in the MDF industry. He has appeared once on Discovery Channel as an expert on toxins in the home. He has served as an environmental health consultant on air pollution issues. More recently, Dr. Carter served as a director of Georgia Strait Alliance for several years, working to protect the marine environment along Canada’s west coast from toxic pollution. In 2002, he was named in British Columbia’s Common Ground magazine as a Health and Toxics Reduction hero in British Columbia’s environmental movement. He was a children’s environmental health consultant for the Canadian film, Toxic Trespass. Dr. Carter is presently working with the State of the World Forum Climate Leadership Campaign. He is a partner in GreenHeart Education (www.greenhearted.org), and climate policy advisor for Canadians for Action on Climate Change. Dr. Carter is the co-author of Homo Sapiens! Save Your Earth from Mass Extinction Due to Global Warming (with Anthony Marr, 2008).

Present work

Dr. Carter has always seen his responsibility to educate the public and governments on environmental health. Now he and his partner Julie Johnston now spend their time on environmental educating for the health of the biosphere and the health of all future generations. Never has a global environmental issue been more badly and poorly communicated that global warming and climate change. Badly because of the relentlessly ruthless campaign of disinformation by the fossil fuel funded skeptic campaign which in the US is more aggressive today than ever. Poorly communicated because the science is still not understood even by new science graduates. Dr. Carter is extremely concerned that the global climate disruption policy management practically ignores the principles of pollution prevention precaution, polluter pays Internalization of environmental health costs and full cost accounting that were successfully agreed under the 1992 United Nations Earth Summit Conference. He is extremely concerned that the excellent 1992 UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and the 1992 Convention on Biodiversity have been practically ignored in subsequent global climate change policy. In particular he finds that global climate change has not been subject to integrated risk assessment or to catastrophic risk aversion. He finds that environmental health is not at the center of global climate change assessments and policy making. While children are the most vulnerable population in all regions to all adverse impacts of global climate change they are not protected in global climate policy making. He finds that the economic assessments of global climate change are perverse in ignoring full costs and benefits analysis except in part for the Stern Commission Economics of Climate Change 2006 report. He finds that global climate change policy proposals are not based on the published science. In short he finds the greatest ever threat to global environmental health has been and remains the worst ever managed. Now Dr. Carter finds that the survival of civilization Humanity and life on Earth are at extreme and rapidly risk resulting from 15 years of unmitigated global greenhouse gas emissions with no plans to change from global suicidal fossil fueled environmentally perverse economic exponential growth.

~ by Cory Morningstar on December 14, 2010.

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