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[DRAFT 1] Climatological Freedoms of Speech

Postby The Great Nation of Sawgrassia » Thu Jun 03, 2021 2:52 pm

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Acknowledging that climatology is a field of study which provides critical insight about the past, present, and future conditions of the climate and that an understanding of climatology is essential to the security and well-being of all nation-states

Recognizing that the environmental actions and affairs of nation-states and businesses could have vast, wide-reaching, and potentially catastrophic consequences resulting from changes to the climate and its many delicate systems

Recognizing that some nation-states may attempt to hide, block, or censor certain climatological information from its citizens or other nation-states for any number of reasons

Affirming that any such censorship of verifiably factual and true information is an infringement on scientists’ freedoms of speech

It Shall Henceforth and Hereunto Be Know That, Upon Passage, This Resolution:

Hereby Prohibits:

    A) Any nation-state member of the World Assembly from censoring, blocking, or withholding any verifiably factual and true data, findings, or terminology relating to the communication and understanding of climatological sciences

Clarifying that this resolution does not compel nation-states, nor the World Assembly, to confirm or deny the existence of any climatological changes; only to prohibit any/all censorship in communicating verifiably factual and true climatological information

Clarifying that this resolution does not prohibit nation-states, nor the World Assembly, from censoring, blocking or withholding any verifiably biased, methodologically invalid, or scientifically incorrect climatological information. Such decision remains within each individual nation’s jurisdiction

Most August Nation-State Members of The World Assembly:

Acknowledging that climatology is a field of study which provides critical insight about the past, present, and future conditions of the climate and that an understanding of climatology is essential to the security and well-being of all nation-states

Recognizing that the environmental actions and affairs of nation-states and businesses could have vast, wide-reaching, and potentially catastrophic consequences resulting from changes to the climate and its many delicate systems

Recognizing that some nation-states may attempt to hide, block, or censor certain climatological information from its citizens or other nation-states for any number of reasons

Affirming that any such censorship is an infringement on scientists’ freedoms of speech

It Shall Henceforth and Hereunto Be Know That, Upon Passage, This Resolution:

Hereby Prohibits:

    A) Any nation-state member of the World Assembly from censoring or blocking any specific data, findings, or terminology relating to the communication and understanding of climatological sciences

Clarifying that this resolution does not compel nation-states, nor the World Assembly, to confirm or deny the existence of any climatological changes; only to prohibit any/all censorship in communicating climatological information

Most August Nation-State Members of The World Assembly:

Acknowledging that climatology is a field of study which provides critical insight about the past, present, and future conditions of Earth’s climate and that an understanding of climatology is essential to the security and well-being of all nation-states

Recognizing that the environmental actions and affairs of nation-states and businesses could have vast, wide-reaching, and potentially catastrophic consequences resulting from changes to the Earth’s climate and its many delicate systems

Recognizing that some nation-states may attempt to hide, block, or censor certain climatological information from its citizens or other nation-states for any number of reasons

Affirming that any such censorship is an infringement on scientists’ freedoms of speech

It Shall Henceforth and Hereunto Be Know That, Upon Passage, This Resolution:

Hereby Prohibits:

    A) Any nation-state member of the World Assembly from censoring or blocking any specific data, findings, or terminology relating to the communication and understanding of climatological sciences

Clarifying that this resolution does not compel nation-states, nor the World Assembly, to confirm or deny the existence of any climatological changes; only to prohibit any/all censorship in communicating climatological information
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Postby Tinhampton » Thu Jun 03, 2021 3:06 pm

Support, with the caveat that - contrary to your ACKNOWLEDGING clause - not all WA member states are on Earth.
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Postby Laka Strolistandiler » Thu Jun 03, 2021 3:09 pm

We would support this resolution if it also extended to climate change denialism. After all, they deserve a right to express their views and ideas too, don’t you think? Don’t want this resolution to be too one-sided eh?

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Laka Strolistandiler wrote:We would support this resolution if it also extended to climate change denialism. After all, they deserve a right to express their views and ideas too, don’t you think? Don’t want this resolution to be too one-sided eh?

(OOC: It does already. The active clause prohibits the censorship of any findings of a climatological nature, regardless of position.)
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Postby The Great Nation of Sawgrassia » Thu Jun 03, 2021 3:13 pm

Tinhampton wrote:Support, with the caveat that - contrary to your ACKNOWLEDGING clause - not all WA member states are on Earth.


Ok. Thank you! How’s this:

Acknowledging that climatology is a field of study which provides critical insight about the past, present, and future conditions of the climate and that an understanding of climatology is essential to the security and well-being of all nation-states

Recognizing that the environmental actions and affairs of nation-states and businesses could have vast, wide-reaching, and potentially catastrophic consequences resulting from changes to the climate and its many delicate systems

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Postby The Great Nation of Sawgrassia » Thu Jun 03, 2021 3:17 pm

Kenmoria wrote:
Laka Strolistandiler wrote:We would support this resolution if it also extended to climate change denialism. After all, they deserve a right to express their views and ideas too, don’t you think? Don’t want this resolution to be too one-sided eh?

(OOC: It does already. The active clause prohibits the censorship of any findings of a climatological nature, regardless of position.)

Precisely!

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Postby Laka Strolistandiler » Thu Jun 03, 2021 3:20 pm

Why, thanks- I still have sometimes trouble understanding English text subtle meaning. Neither the less, I suppose that you should also include a clause that prohibits distribution of state security secrets concerning climatology. Things like climatological weapons, etc...

OOC: given that climatological weapons are not illegal under WA law of course.

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Postby Tinhampton » Thu Jun 03, 2021 3:22 pm

The Great Nation of Sawgrassia wrote:How’s this:

Better :P
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Postby Thermodolia » Thu Jun 03, 2021 3:23 pm

I like this. It has my support, though you might want to expand it so it’s not so earth centric
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Postby Imperium Anglorum » Thu Jun 03, 2021 3:26 pm

Protecting Free Expression?

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Postby The Great Nation of Sawgrassia » Thu Jun 03, 2021 3:27 pm

Laka Strolistandiler wrote:Why, thanks- I still have sometimes trouble understanding English text subtle meaning. Neither the less, I suppose that you should also include a clause that prohibits distribution of state security secrets concerning climatology. Things like climatological weapons, etc...

OOC: given that climatological weapons are not illegal under WA law of course.

I think that’s a bit beyond the scope of this proposal, but it’s definitely worth considering.

OOC: Climatological weapons I don’t think are really possible. I’m a meteorology major and I’ve taken a lot of environmental science and climate classes. Climate refers to the meteorological conditions over a long period of time, so a climate weapon wouldn’t really help in any way since the effects wouldn’t be felt for some time.

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Postby Thermodolia » Thu Jun 03, 2021 3:31 pm

The Great Nation of Sawgrassia wrote:
Laka Strolistandiler wrote:Why, thanks- I still have sometimes trouble understanding English text subtle meaning. Neither the less, I suppose that you should also include a clause that prohibits distribution of state security secrets concerning climatology. Things like climatological weapons, etc...

OOC: given that climatological weapons are not illegal under WA law of course.

I think that’s a bit beyond the scope of this proposal, but it’s definitely worth considering.

OOC: Climatological weapons I don’t think are really possible. I’m a meteorology major and I’ve taken a lot of environmental science and climate classes. Climate refers to the meteorological conditions over a long period of time, so a climate weapon wouldn’t really help in any way since the effects wouldn’t be felt for some time.

OOC: Though considering that this is NS, there are nations that could very well possess those weapons
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Postby The Great Nation of Sawgrassia » Thu Jun 03, 2021 3:32 pm

Imperium Anglorum wrote:Protecting Free Expression?

...While also safeguarding scientific knowledge

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Postby The Great Nation of Sawgrassia » Thu Jun 03, 2021 3:35 pm

Thermodolia wrote:
The Great Nation of Sawgrassia wrote:I think that’s a bit beyond the scope of this proposal, but it’s definitely worth considering.

OOC: Climatological weapons I don’t think are really possible. I’m a meteorology major and I’ve taken a lot of environmental science and climate classes. Climate refers to the meteorological conditions over a long period of time, so a climate weapon wouldn’t really help in any way since the effects wouldn’t be felt for some time.

OOC: Though considering that this is NS, there are nations that could very well possess those weapons


OOC: I know, but it’s still not very practical as a weapon. If someone were to hypothetically use a climatological weapon, much of the effects wouldn’t be felt for several decades. So it’s really practicality. If you had a machine that controlled the weather or events like hurricanes or tornadoes, that would be a much different story.

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Postby Laka Strolistandiler » Thu Jun 03, 2021 3:38 pm

The Great Nation of Sawgrassia wrote:
Thermodolia wrote:OOC: Though considering that this is NS, there are nations that could very well possess those weapons


OOC: I know, but it’s still not very practical as a weapon. If someone were to hypothetically use a climatological weapon, much of the effects wouldn’t be felt for several decades. So it’s really practicality. If you had a machine that controlled the weather or events like hurricanes or tornadoes, that would be a much different story.


OOC: Look, NS certainly has a lot of nations that use scorched earth tactics (and I’m honestly surprised why the WA didn’t outlaw them already), Laka Strolistandiler being a good example. While such weapons are not yet implemented, IC we are working on that and, most likely, will use them when (and if) the war will break out.
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Postby Barfleur » Thu Jun 03, 2021 3:41 pm

"We support this proposal. In order to develop and to be trusted, science must allow for the genuine exchange of ideas, or else the same ideas will go continuously reinforced without thought or debate. It is said that science is self-correcting, in the sense that it identifies and corrects its own prejudices, shortcomings, and failures. Let it continue to do so."
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Postby Kenmoria » Thu Jun 03, 2021 3:55 pm

(OOC: This has been submitted after less than an hour of drafting. GA drafting normally takes weeks or months to complete, so that all the players that dwell here can give relevant feedback. In just an hour, there’s not time for players in different time zones or who are simply busy to provide their feedback, which could be vital. I encourage you to withdraw to allow for a more in-depth drafting period.

EDIT: Apparently, this has just been withdrawn.)
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Postby Greater Cesnica » Thu Jun 03, 2021 3:58 pm

Kenmoria wrote:(OOC: This has been submitted after less than an hour of drafting. GA drafting normally takes weeks or months to complete, so that all the players that dwell here can give relevant feedback. In just an hour, there’s not time for players in different time zones or who are simply busy to provide their feedback, which could be vital. I encourage you to withdraw to allow for a more in-depth drafting period.

EDIT: Apparently, this has just been withdrawn.)

OOC: I advised them to withdraw to get more feedback.

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Postby Bears Armed » Thu Jun 03, 2021 4:56 pm

The Great Nation of Sawgrassia wrote:
Imperium Anglorum wrote:Protecting Free Expression?

...While also safeguarding scientific knowledge

They were probably referring to this existing resolution...
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Postby The Great Nation of Sawgrassia » Thu Jun 03, 2021 5:26 pm

Bears Armed wrote:
The Great Nation of Sawgrassia wrote:...While also safeguarding scientific knowledge

They were probably referring to this existing resolution...

Oh. Then no, it is not.

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Postby The Great Nation of Sawgrassia » Sat Jun 05, 2021 11:25 am

Bumping to ensure a most thorough debate of the proposal

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Postby Ardiveds » Sat Jun 05, 2021 11:36 am

OOC: So what does this do that 436 does not? Have you checked for possible duplication?
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Postby The Great Nation of Sawgrassia » Sat Jun 05, 2021 11:50 am

Ardiveds wrote:OOC: So what does this do that 436 does not? Have you checked for possible duplication?

This proposal specifically relates to the censorship or blocking of climatological data and information. I believe that this is sufficiently distinct enough of a topic to warrant its own legislation. Additionally, GAR#436 does not mention censorship of scientific material nor guarantee these rights to scientists or scientific discoveries and does not explicitly prevent governments from censoring such information.

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Postby Araraukar » Sat Jun 05, 2021 12:10 pm

OOC: What was it submitted as?

Author, put the intended Category/Strength or AoE in the OP with the draft.

And also, why do you want to make it a WA crime to ban false information that has the potential to ruin people's lives and livelihoods?
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Postby The Great Nation of Sawgrassia » Sat Jun 05, 2021 12:28 pm

Araraukar wrote:OOC: What was it submitted as?

Author, put the intended Category/Strength or AoE in the OP with the draft.

And also, why do you want to make it a WA crime to ban false information that has the potential to ruin people's lives and livelihoods?


I’ve added the intended category/strength.

Are you saying you believe governments should be able to censor/withhold import climatological information, which has the potential to ruin people’s lives and livelihoods, from its citizens?

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