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U.S. Military Is World’s Biggest Polluter

Unread postby onlooker » Sun 29 Jul 2018, 15:32:44

https://www.ecowatch.com/military-large ... 60609.html
While the incident was by no means as catastrophic as some other pipeline spills, it underscores an important yet little-known fact—that the U.S. Department of Defense is both the nation's and the world's, largest polluter.

Producing more hazardous waste than the five largest U.S. chemical companies combined, the U.S. Department of Defense has left its toxic legacy throughout the world in the form of depleted uranium, oil, jet fuel, pesticides, defoliants like Agent Orange and lead, among others.
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Re: U.S. Military Is World’s Biggest Polluter

Unread postby Plantagenet » Sun 29 Jul 2018, 18:53:38

Exactly right.

And don't even try to quantify how much the CO2 the military spews out as it conducts bombing runs, tank exercises, and naval maneuvers for fun and profit. By one estimate the US military consumes about 90,000,000-100,000,000 barrels of crude oil each year, equivalent to about 40,000,000-44,000,000 metric tons of CO2 added to the atmosphere each year.

Elephant In The Room: The Pentagon’s Massive Carbon Footprint

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Re: U.S. Military Is World’s Biggest Polluter

Unread postby Ibon » Mon 30 Jul 2018, 06:52:32

pstarr wrote:Hey, it's a lonely thankless job running the world. A little appreciation would be in order.


How about 638 billion dollars of appreciation allocated for 2018..... Is that enough love?
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