Tamara Lorincz – Canadian voice of women for Peace & WILPF
Pippa Bartolotti – UNAC & Global Women United for Peace Against NATO
Lisa Savage – Maine Natural Guard & Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space
As wars proliferate, and the planet becomes more polluted and less safe, C02 in the atmosphere is now the highest it has been for 14 million years.
A report from the Institute for Policy Studies calculates that the cost of U.S. militarization in the last 20 years is a staggering $21 trillion. Estimates calculate the total cost of shifting to 100% renewable energy over 10 years would be a fraction of this – $4.5 trillion.
We have reached a point where the US and many governments see climate change only as a security issue. Instead of working to make our lives tolerable under climate change, spending is diverted to the military and the security apparatus is strengthened.
The US military is the world’s biggest climate change enabler