ecological terrorism

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ecological terrorism

The threat to use violent acts that would harm the quality of the environment in order to blackmail a group or society.
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Whether construed as ecoterrorism or justified resistance, the more extremist acts demand ethical parameters that can constrain the acts themselves and the circumstances in which they may be undertaken (see Vanderheiden, 2005).
Minoru Morimoto, Director General of the Institute of Cetacean Research, said: "It is difficult to understand why a mainstream network would stoop so low as to produce a series that glamorizes and thereby gives support to ecoterrorism.
by a logger only months after the 1998 Senate hearing on ecoterrorism.
Ron Arnold, executive vice president for the Center for the Defense of Free Enterprise, calls all of it ecoterrorism, crimes committed to save nature.
Even national security is being viewed increasingly as an environmental issue, with multiple connections between environmental quality and security ranging from migrations to war to competition for resources to ecoterrorism such as the burning of oil wells in Kuwait during the Persian Gulf War.
All that was necessary was to relocate to Athens, get used to some cultural differences, and feign Greek ancestry, which Keever, metamorphosed into Mikhalis Kyvernos, manages successfully until his hoax is uncovered and he is blackmailed into an off-court assist--helping stage an act of ecoterrorism to dramatize the ecological nightmare awaiting us all and foreshadowed during Keever's year in Athens by water shortages and a "thermal inversion" whose stagnant, heavily polluted air leaves dozens dead.
may also fall within the ambit of RICO;(279) these groups have been known to engage in violent acts termed ecoterrorism or ecotage.
Additionally, several reviewers felt overwhelmed by the sheer number of issues introduced, from health insurance and gay rights to illegal immigration and ecoterrorism, and felt that Glass may have better succeeded at examining just a few of these more deeply.
Others cover events such as Watergate and Hurricane Katrina; government programs and policies; holidays; organizations; movements like ecoterrorism and evangelicalism; and political, economic, religious, legal, science and environment, social, and moral issues such as Marxism, health care, the right to die, censorship, abortion, creationism, the obesity epidemic, AIDS, animal rights, immigration, race, and gun control.
The remainder of the first volume covers the worldwide range of terrorists, issues such as ecoterrorism, rogue states, asymmetric warfare, media coverage, and chem-bio agents.
He then addresses terrorism and includes discussion of ecoterrorism, agroterrorism, food security, and terrorist threats to chemical facilities.