Over the past few days, we’ve discussed how the fossil fuel industry has fueled and prompted the Russian attacks in Ukraine. Today, we’re sharing some information about how war impacts the environment and climate.
is an important story from Atmos’ Yessenia Funes discussing the ongoing crisis between Israel and Palestine, she unpacks the environmental impacts of war and how those, in turn, affect people. Many of these environmental costs of war can be directly related to the crisis in Ukraine.
One of the greatest contributors to the climate crisis is the military-industrial complex. If the US military alone was its own nation-state, it would be the 47th largest emitter of greenhouse gases in the world.
This new war will only contribute further to the climate crisis, in addition to the pain and destruction of war itself.