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Truthout, October 1st, 2014: In 2009, at the global climate summit in Copenhagen, developed countries made a commitment to raise $100 billion annually by 2020 for the Green Climate Fund to finance adaptation in developing countries. This is less than 1 percent of global annual military expenditures…. The trillions that are spent on weapons rob national treasuries of the resources needed to provide funds for climate mitigation and adaptation. Continue Reading…

Workers’ World, September 4th, 2014: the Pentagon, the U.S. military machine, is the world’s biggest institutional consumer of petroleum products and the world’s worst polluter of greenhouse gas emissions and many other toxic pollutants. Yet the Pentagon has a blanket exemption in all international climate agreements… The complete U.S. military exemption from greenhouse gas emissions calculations includes more than 1,000 U.S. bases in more than 130 countries around the world, its 6,000 facilities in the U.S., its aircraft carriers and its jet aircraft. Also excluded are its weapons testing and all multilateral operations such as the giant U.S.-commanded NATO military alliance and Africom, the U.S. military alliance now blanketing Africa. Continue Reading…

TomDispatch, June 21st, 2012: Obamaʼs energy policies globally bear an eerie likeness to Cheneyʼs, especially in the way he has engaged in the geopolitics of oil as part of an American global struggle for future dominance among the major powers. Continue Reading…

TomDispatch, January 10th, 2012: Welcome to an edgy world where a single incident at an energy “chokepoint” could set a region aflame, provoking bloody encounters, boosting oil prices, and putting the global economy at risk….In 2012 and beyond, energy and conflict will be bound ever more tightly together. Continue Reading…

International Relations and Security Network, October 3rd, 2011: As the depth and breadth of our financial/economic and environmental crises deepens, it is urgent to ask whether the way we are going about searching for solutions lives up to the challenge. The risk is that our institutions are focusing on means – such as recapitalizing banks, tackling perverse subsidies, or promoting energy efficiency, while the driver of the crises lies in the end goal: more growth. Continue Reading….

US Imperial Militarism, Climate Change, and Extinction

http://www.climatesos.org/2010/11/factsheet-militarism-climate/



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