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US military is responsible for the most egregious and widespread pollution of the planet
The DoD burned about 350,000 barrels of oil per day, which made it the single largest institutional oil consumer in the world, according to a 2012 estimate.(10). … Oil accounted for nearly 80 percent of the DoD’s energy consumption.(12)
Despite this unbelievably massive carbon footprint, the Pentagon has had a blanket exemption in all international climate agreements, including the Kyoto Climate protocol,(13) which the U.S. Senate never ratified anyway.
“We must use all of the tools at our disposal, from dialogue and mediation to preventive diplomacy, to keep the unsustainable exploitation of natural resources from fueling and financing armed conflict and destabilizing the fragile foundations of peace.” —UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon U. S. MILITARY: A DANGEROUS SOURCE OF GLOBAL WARMING AND CLIMATE CHANGE Intense […]
My attitude toward becoming a vegan was similar to Augustine’s attitude toward becoming celibate—“God grant me abstinence, but not yet.” By Chris Hedges truthdig.com Nov. 9, 2014 Shutterstock My attitude toward becoming a vegan was similar to Augustine’s attitude toward becoming celibate—“God grant me abstinence, but not yet.” But with animal agriculture as the leading […]
LONDON—The sheer economic cost of climate change to Americans could be far greater than many realise, an influential study says. Overheated economy: U.S. crops such as cotton face a 20 percent drop in yield. Photo by Wars via Wikimedia Commons By Alex Kirby, Climate News Network This piece first appeared at Climate News Network. truthdig.com June […]