Military Admits Climate Crisis, Shirks Responsibility

Sep 19 2016

A report detailing the many security risks of climate change is notable for the many military leaders who helped to prepare it.  However, there is not mention of the military’s complicity in the production of climate crisis.   In 2009, the daily oil consumption of the U.S. military was estimated at 359,000 barrels of oil a day.  Indeed, Desiree Hellegers argues that the report is best understood as an announcement of the funding bonanza that military industries will make of climate crisis.  So as the U.S. military gears up to “combat” the climate crisis, one should ask how it plans to reduce its obscene uses of fossil fuels.