2020-04-27 12:06:12

How Militarism Fuels The Climate Crisis – And Vice Versa



Sonali Kolhatkar speaks with Lindsay Koshgarian.

As the world is consumed with the coronavirus, carbon emissions have finally dropped as a result of massive lockdowns and quarantines.

But the pause in emissions is likely temporary. A new report makes the link between militarism and the climate.

The report, No Warming, No War, says, “The military itself…is a huge polluter — and is often deployed to sustain the very extractive industries that destabilize our climate. This climate chaos, in turn, leads to massive displacement, militarized borders, and the prospect of further conflict.” 

The authors add, “True climate solutions, we argue, must have antimilitarism at their core.” 

Read the report ‘No Warming, No War,’ HERE.

Lindsay Koshgarian, Research Director at National Priorities Project, a project of the Institute for Policy Studies. She is one of the authors of No Warming, No War: How Militarism Fuels the Climate Crisis – and Vice Versa.

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