.

Oh, the Hypocrisy: US Military Pollutes More than 140 Countries

The US military’s carbon bootprint is enormous. Like corporate supply chains, it relies upon an extensive global network of container ships,...

The US military’s carbon bootprint is enormous. Like corporate supply chains, it relies upon an extensive global network of container ships, trucks and cargo planes to supply its operations with everything from bombs to humanitarian aid and hydrocarbon fuels. 

Our new study calculated the contribution of this vast infrastructure to climate change.

Greenhouse gas emission accounting usually focuses on how much energy and fuel civilians use.

But recent work, including our own, shows that the US military is one of the largest polluters in history, consuming more liquid fuels and emitting more climate-changing gases than most medium-sized countries.


If the US military were a country, its fuel usage alone would make it the 47th largest emitter of greenhouse gases in the world, sitting between Peru and Portugal.

In 2017, the US military bought about 269,230 barrels of oil a day and emitted more than 25,000 kilotonnes of carbon dioxide by burning those fuels.

The US Air Force purchased US$4.9 billion worth of fuel, and the navy US$2.8 billion, followed by the army at US$947m and the Marines at US$36m.

It’s no coincidence that US military emissions tend to be overlooked in climate change studies. It’s very difficult to get consistent data from the Pentagon and across US government departments.

In fact, the United States insisted on an exemption for reporting military emissions in the 1997 Kyoto Protocol. This loophole was closed by the Paris Accord, but with the Trump administration due to withdraw from the accord in 2020, this gap will will return.

Genuinely concerned about climate change? Consider this:

1. 15 Largest Cruise Ships Pollute More Than all the Cars in the World
2. Each Day A Cruise Ship Emits As Much Pollution As A Million Cars

Our study is based on data retrieved from multiple Freedom of Information Act requests to the US Defense Logistics Agency, the massive bureaucratic agency tasked with managing the US military’s supply chains, including its hydrocarbon fuel purchases and distribution.

Read the entire article here: TheConversation.com

Subscribe for daily articles:

Related

War 5236284120363062456

Follow HAF

One time contribution

Sponsor

recommended

Subscribe

Subscribe for daily articles:

Translate

Sponsors

Recommended

Tag cloud

5G Dangers (72) About me (3) Agenda 2030 (19) Alzheimer's (15) Archons (9) Art. in German (33) Ayahuasca (13) Big Brother (145) Big Pharma (42) Bilderberg (25) Bill Gates (16) Black Knight (2) Brexit (2) Brzezinski (1) Caeli Francisco (24) Cancer (376) Censorship (95) Chemtrails (85) Child Trafficking (5) Clinton (59) Clown World (1) Cold War 2 (63) Consciousness (33) Conspiracy (1229) Control (1150) Cosmos (222) Crisis Actors (8) Crop Circles (10) Crystal Skulls (1) Deep State (5) Dejan Davchevski (29) Demonic Possession (6) Depopulation (172) Detox (10) Diabetes (7) Disney (6) Documentaries (157) DuPont (2) Ebola (5) Education (106) EMP Dangers (1) Empaths (39) ETs UFOs (639) Evil Corporations (2) False Flags (145) Fasting (10) FEMA (4) Feminism (14) Finance (207) Fluoride (32) Forbidden History (622) Free Energy (64) Free Speech (1) Free Spirit (8) Freemasonry (15) Fukushima (65) Geoengineering (85) George Soros (39) Giants (1) Global Warming Hoax (103) GMO (66) Grounding (7) Guest Writers (5) HAARP (21) Healthcare (1937) Hemp (152) Henry Kissinger (5) Hollow Earth (20) Illuminati (76) Inspiration (790) Inspirational Public Figures (35) Internet of Things (10) JFK (19) Julian Websdale (17) Julie Alexander (30) Khali Carol (7) Laura Jane (3) Lisa Morris (1) Lucy Alvet (2) Makia Freeman (4) Mandela Effect (6) Mari A. Raphael (2) Mark Nestmann (12) Medical Kidnapping (23) Meditation (24) Michael Martin (6) Microchip Implant (23) Migrant Crisis (71) Mind Control (153) Monsanto (69) MSM (119) Mysteries (499) News (1490) Nikola Tesla (20) Nuclear Hazard (57) NWO (320) Occult Knowledge (62) OOPArt (15) Orlando Shooting (5) Papal Bloodlines (1) PhD Anonymous (22) Pienaar Arno (16) Pineal Gland (15) PizzaGate (6) Planet X (5) Planned Parenthood (1) Podesta (1) Pole Shift (12) Police State (97) Political Correctness (1) Pollution (6) Preppers (30) Project MKUltra (38) Propaganda (65) Pyramids (75) Q and A (5) Quotes (14) Recent Articles (8154) Reincarnation (57) Religion (14) Rene’ Descartes (11) Rockefeller (26) Rothschild (85) Sacred Geometry (1) Sacred Water (8) Satanism (98) Satanist Pedophiles (464) Science (210) Secret Societies (44) Secret Space Program (21) SJW (5) Smart Meters (2) Spirituality (1079) Sponsor Books (3) Stephanie MacDonald (3) Strange Murders (3) Subscribe (1) Sun-gazing (2) Sustainable Housing (6) Symbolism (2) Synchronicity (9) The Anunnaki (116) The Bush Family (6) The Matrix (123) The Vatican (56) Time Travel (11) Transgender Agenda (28) Transhumanism (7) TROLLS (8) Vaccines (276) Videos (268) Voting is Rigged (23) War (114) War on Cash (6) War on Drugs (20) Weather Terrorism (1) Wheatgrass (1) Wi-Fi Dangers (47) Wisdom (50) WTC (9/11) (77) Zephyr Prayers (3) Zika Virus (16) Zionism (13) Zodiac (12)

Sponsor

Pageviews

item