The Green Zone: The Environmental Costs of the Military

Review by Kim Scipes of Green Zone: The Environmental Costs of Militarism

Yet he makes an incredibly important point, trying to put things into perspective and to focus our attention:  “… here’s the awful truth:  even if every person, every automobile, and every factory suddenly emitted zero emissions, the Earth would still be headed head first and at full speed toward total disaster for one major reason. The [US] military—that voracious vampire—produces enough greenhouse gases, by itself, to place the entire globe, with all its inhabitants large and small, in the most immanent danger of extinction” (p, 22).  To put it plain language, that social institution that is said to protect Americans is, in fact, hastening our very extermination along with all the other people of the planet.

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  1. […] [Congressman Steve] Israel is famous for trying to trumpet his environmental credentials, but is perplexed when Green Party members have pointed out that the bloated US military is one of the largest causes globally warming. […]

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