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Inventing the Crime of Ecocide

Discovery Institute
David Boze
Wesley J. Smith and David Boze
Audio File (11.58M)

On this episode of the Center on Human Exceptionalism Podcast, host David Boze and senior fellow Wesley J. Smith discuss a recent environmental movement that is pushing for the international recognition of “ecocide” as a crime against peace. The promoters of the concept of “ecocide” seek to thwart human development of resources in order to protect the flora and fauna as equal to human beings. Smith discusses his concern over the rejection of the notion of conservation for the sake of the pursuit of environmental policies that would put an end to the modern world as we know it.

Wesley J. Smith

Chair and Senior Fellow, Center on Human Exceptionalism
Wesley J. Smith is Chair and Senior Fellow at the Discovery Institute’s Center on Human Exceptionalism. Wesley is a contributor to National Review and is the author of 14 books, in recent years focusing on human dignity, liberty, and equality. Wesley has been recognized as one of America’s premier public intellectuals on bioethics by National Journal and has been honored by the Human Life Foundation as a “Great Defender of Life” for his work against suicide and euthanasia. Wesley’s most recent book is Culture of Death: The Age of “Do Harm” Medicine, a warning about the dangers to patients of the modern bioethics movement.

David Boze

David Boze is communications director for Washington Policy Center. He has been a long-time fixture in Seattle radio, having hosted morning and afternoon drive shows during his fifteen years on the air.