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One of the key questions of our time: If there is climate change, how bad would the effects be?
A new study shows that the modest disruption of the El Niño global climate cycle doubles the chance of war breaking out.
(Originally appeared at Tenthmil.com) One thing the blockbuster film “Avatar” showed in glorious, graphic 3D: In war, no matter who wins, the forest nearly always loses. There goes the neighborhood In the normal course of life, average folks tend to be conservationists. Why shouldn’t they? Just like the Na’vi of “Avatar”, most human societies throughout history developed […]
As the world arrives at the UN ahead of Copenhagen, the US has more to lose than China in an escalating war of words over climate change leadership.
We’ve all heard stories of how US soldiers in Iraq have been forced to travel in Humvees lacking armor protection; however, the shortage in military supplies includes basic necessities. Many soldiers stationed all over Iraq lack adequate supplies of drinking water. Commanders have been forced to steal water from the private contractors to meet the basic needs of their troops.
The US Department of Defense is the largest consumer of energy in the United States spending $18 billion a year. Coupled with economics, dwindling natural resources, and the dangers of transporting fuel in war zones, the military is looking towards alternative fuels.
A quick discussion on how the laws surrounding conduct in war and conflict also have articles designed to protect the environment.
The Strategic Forecasting Group has released a new report which details the environmental costs of warfare in the middle east.
Obama was elected as the first anti-war president since Dwight D. Eisenhower promised to end the Korean Conflict. War is big money to the US, and this country is the world’s top military spender! As Deepak Chopra wisely said, “Unless it can make as much money as war, peace doesn’t stand a chance.”
Sarah Palin quotes from across the spectrum: from man not causing global warming, to the war in Iraq being a task from God, and how offshore drilling will save us – she says it all. 1. Introduction It’s obvious why Sarah Palin got the VP nod. And Saturday Night Live makes this point most brilliantly: […]
We’ve suffered through too much of this cowboy politics crap (pun intended) to allow it to happen again.
Whoever said that the environment doesn’t involve security? And here I’m talking about real politick, those issues that involve honest to gosh boots on the ground. Environmental scarcity or environmental disasters are quite capable of involving national security issues.
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Five years have gone by. The U.S. casualty toll is now 4,000. It is estimated that some 80,000 plus Iraqi civilians have lost their lives in the war. Photo Courtesy of Luke Plunkett @ Kotaku.com There isn’t a body count for wildlife, native plants, or eco-systems that have been killed in the struggle. War takes […]