“Climate Collateral”: How Military Spending Fuels Environmental Damage | Democracy Now & TNI

“The richest countries…have dedicated $9.45 trillion to military spending in the last eight years, between 2013 and 2021. And that is 30 times more than they have dedicated to climate finance. … this military spending, it is very much tied to a very high-emitting situation, that we’re creating greenhouse gases with every dollar we spend on the military…we’re creating a situation where actually the military is contributing deeply to the crisis”. A new report by the Transnational Institute examines how military spending and arms sales not only increase greenhouse gas emissions, but also divert financial resources and attention away from tackling the climate emergency.

https://www.democracynow.org/2022/11/16/military_spending_worsens_environmental_damage_transnational

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