Study Finds U.S. Pentagon Emits More Greenhouse Gas Than Portugal

15.06.2019 - Democracy Now!

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Study Finds U.S. Pentagon Emits More Greenhouse Gas Than Portugal
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This comes as a new study by Brown University finds the U.S. military emits more greenhouse gases each year than many countries, including Sweden and Portugal. The study found that if the Pentagon were a country, its emissions would make it the world’s 55th largest contributor.

The study’s author, professor Neta Crawford, said, “Climate change is not a potential risk. It has begun, with real consequences to the United States. Failing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions will make the nightmare scenarios strategists warn against—perhaps even ‘climate wars’—more likely.”

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