Of course, “detrimental actions to the future of our planet” is a term so broad and sweeping that it can mean essentially anything. Is gas exploration detrimental to the future of our planet? If so, what about someone using more gas than perhaps they should? You can see the extremely problematic implications of this down the road. The guarantee, hitherto, was that personal freedoms and civil rights were guaranteed by the government which could be voted out, or at least protested. But when the laws are set and enforced by the Environmental Security Council of the UN and the local police have no choice but to carry out there orders - what then?
Four hundred years ago, winter conditions in Manhattan might not have been that different. The Medieval Warming Period around the 12th century had a profound effect on the course of civilization. Today, with another global warming period on the horizon—this one accelerated by human activity—national futures may again be driven by the rapidly changing climate. This time, however, climate change will produce no winners....The Medieval Warming Period is believed to have led to the rise of Europe as a political, technological, and colonial superpower. Europe lagged behind all major nations in the world in terms of population, culture, military, and technology before this natural event. The warming climate reduced the swamps on the European continent and opened up more land for agriculture. Subsequently, agricultural production doubled during this period and population growth increased dramatically. Because of the increase in population, Europe entered a period of unprecedented prosperity epitomized by the Renaissance and the great ocean exploration.