13 Jul '17, 10pm

#ClimateChange: Climate change is here: waging wars won’t help: https://t.co/IxnGsaaMh8

Last week the U.S. congress approved a measure to the Defense Authorization Act that calls climate change a “direct threat to the national security” of the U.S. and orders up a Pentagon study . History shows that when the United States incorporates any issue into its defense strategy the usual response is to put unlimited resources towards waging failing wars instead of dealing with the root causes of the issue . We don’t have to look too far to see the negative results of a militarized response to any issue. From the failed war on drugs to the increased criminalization of the poor, these types of strategies tend to implement violent responses to issues that require social and economic solutions. Climate change is no different. Preparing for and waging war won’t help us deal with with its impacts. The defense bill’s measure on climate change instructs the military service ...

Full article: https://350.org/climate-change-is-here-waging-wars-wont-h...

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