Scott Norvell, November 13, 2019, Independent Journal Review
Activist actress Jane Fonda suggested in an interview with Vice TV that “climate criminals” who run the fossil fuel industries in America and elsewhere should be tried for “crimes against humanity and nature” just like some Nazis were tried (and hanged) at the Nuremberg Trials following World War II.
Fonda told the interviewer, Michael Moynihan, that climate change is an existential threat like no other we have faced as a species. She said we should halt all pumping of oil and other fossil fuels immediately and find the people working in those industries good-paying union jobs elsewhere.
“Humankind has never been in this situation, where there is literally a ticking time bomb over everything,” she said. “Everything is subsumed under that — health care, national security, the economy — it’s all going to go out the window if we can’t address the worsening of climate change.”
The Nuremberg Trials were a series of military tribunals held in 1945 and 1946 in Germany immediately after World War II. In all, 199 former German officers and high-ranking members of the Nazi government were tried for crimes committed during the war. Of the 37 sentenced to death, 10 were hanged.