Scientists across the globe are asking the UN to consider adding to the Geneva Convention to make damaging environments in countries a war crime. This wouldn’t pertain to all environmental damage, but to any damage committed by an occupying or invading force. This measure is much-needed, as Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins explains.

Farron Cousins is the executive editor of The Trial Lawyer magazine and a contributing writer at DeSmogBlog.com. He is the co-host / guest host for Ring of Fire Radio. His writings have appeared on Alternet, Truthout, and The Huffington Post. Farron received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of West Florida in 2005 and became a member of American MENSA in 2009. Follow him on Twitter @farronbalanced