War and Climate Change

As wars proliferate, and the planet becomes more polluted and less safe, C02 in the atmosphere is now the highest it has been for 14 million years. 

A report from the Institute for Policy Studies calculates that the cost of U.S. militarization in the last 20 years is a staggering $21 trillion. Estimates calculate the total cost of shifting to 100% renewable energy over 10 years would be a fraction of this - $4.5 trillion.

We have reached a point where the US and many governments see climate change only as a security issue. Instead of working to make our lives tolerable under climate change, spending is diverted to the military and the security apparatus is strengthened. 

The US military is the world's biggest climate change enabler.


Tamara Lorincz - Canadian voice of women for Peace & WILPF

Pippa Bartolotti - UNAC & Global Women United for Peace Against NATO

Lisa Savage - Maine Natural Guard & Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space

  • February 02, 2024 at 12:00pm – 2pm
  • United National Antiwar Coalition

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  • david doonan
    published this page in Calendar 2024-02-02 07:38:49 -0500