SOVEREIGNTY, the hidden side of Global Warming.
Is environmental sovereignty (of nations) inborn to the people ....or to the environment?
If the answer to the first question is that environmental sovereignty is inborn to the people’, then the following general worldwide understanding of sovereignty applies: ’the people’ are free to act and decide without obstruction in all political, economic and social matters within the boundaries of their countries and territorial possessions beyond their borders. It can also rule over environmental issues even if it means irreversible ecological damages that may or may not overspill to bordering and far away environments. On the other hand, if the answer is the latter (a portrayal of sovereignty including environmental sovereignty which would be solely inherent to the environment, and not to the people), it admits nature as it is because the environment is above all nations. However, this indisputable truth (nature is above human resolve) is generously overlooked in modern nations across the globe yielding to political and economic pressure and lobbies, or people´s downright ignorance or carelessness. Modern global warming, air and water pollution, deforestation, thawing of the poles, the systematic destruction of oceans are the direct consequences of this bizarre model. That´s exactly the results when Constitutions are imbedded with a false sacrosanct norm that sovereignty only resides in the people. Our purpose is to seek support to craft a global strategy for a representative, balanced and credible attitude to do away with the reigning archetypal denial of the laws of nature when sovereignty is the issue and bring about and replace it with a unified legal environmental friendly code to be universally accepted based on a standard which we suggest should be that environmental sovereignty is inherent to the environment and not to the people. At that time, animal rights and the need for a worldwide environmental citizenship will, for example, be truly understood and accepted, just as the exclusion from a nation’s sovereignty rights the sole guardianship of a world heritage site declared as such by UNESCO within its boundaries.
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