What no one notices is that the US military doesn't just kill people one at a time, doesn't just kill them in groups, doesn't even just kill them city by city. Nope, the US military is doing its part to destroy the whole lot of us...and a whole lot more in one fell swoop. I know, you are thinking, nuclear war, what is he talking about. Forget about nuclear war, think global climate change. Do you have any idea just how damaging to the earth and to the climate the US military is? Probably not, since they aren't requited by anyone to tell. Huh? Well, someone has sort of figured it all out. Check the article below from Science for Peace.
By every measure, the Pentagon is the largest institutional user of petroleum products and energy…Yet the Pentagon has a blanket exemption in all international climate agreements…Any talk of climate change which does not include the military is nothing but hot air. It’s a hole [in the Kyoto Convention on Climate Change] big enough to drive a tank through.
- The projected full costs of the Iraq War (estimated $3 trillion) would cover “all of the global investments in renewable power generation” needed between now and 2030 to reverse global warming trends.
- Between 2003-2007, the war generated at least 141 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e)4, more each year of the war than 139 of the world’s countries release annually.5 Re-building Iraqi schools, homes, businesses, bridges, roads, and hospitals pulverized by the war, and new security walls and barriers will require millions of tons of cement, one of the largest industrial sources of greenhouse gas emissions.
- In 2006, the U.S. spent more on the war in Iraq than the entire world spent on renewable energy investment.
- By 2008, the Bush administration had spent 97 times more on military than on climate change. As a presidential candidate, President Obama pledged to spend $150 billion over 10 years on green energy technology and infrastructure — less than the United States was spending in one year of the Iraq War.