The Killers

The fact that people are killed in war is bad and well known. The damage caused by military action to plants and animals, to the soil and to our breathing air is hardly investigated. Fires, explosions, powder vapour, defoliated forests, contaminated waters, CO2 emissions in unbelievable quantities is the terrible environmental record of the wars and preparatory military exercises. It is worrying that little is being said about it. It is not for nothing that the military, as one of the greatest environmental offenders, was removed from the Kyoto Protocol at the instigation of the NATO states.

“Climate endangers world peace,” says the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Fridays for Future (FFF) in unison, or as stated on the FFF website:

The climate crisis poses an existential threat to the stability of our planet’s ecosystems and to millions of people. Unchecked global warming is a huge threat to global peace and prosperity.

But what role do military and war play?

All alarm bells should be raised: military as climate killers were deliberately excluded from the Kyoto Protocol and other UN climate documents, including the Paris Charter, under pressure from the US and NATO countries.

Is the military and war not only responsible for refugee flows, destruction and death, is the military an environmental terrorist?

A few facts:

The destruction of the environment by the military goes far beyond the devastating wars :

This is the first time in history that we have been able to see the impact of climate change on the environment in Ramstein, the largest US Base outside the US.:

What is missing are one or more specialized studies on the total negative environmental impact resulting from the Air Base. Politics doesn’t want them, science pinches.

A serious environmental and climate debate about drastic CO2 reductions is incomplete and dishonest without military CO2 emissions. Climate change, which does not include military, is hot air. The protection of the environment, i.e. war and military degradation. It is time to bring this taboo issue to public attention in every environment and Peace Action! What we need is: