Earth Not War 2

earth, ecology, environment, climate change, department of defense, war, pollution, ecocide

Here’s anoth­er poster protest­ing the U.S. military’s role in pol­lut­ing the earth. The Depart­ment of “Defense” pro­duces more haz­ardous waste than the five largest U.S. oil com­pa­nies com­bined! At the same time, the Pen­ta­gon is exempt from all inter­na­tion­al cli­mate agree­ments!!! How can this be? For anoth­er arti­cle on this issue, check out Project Censored’s US Depart­ment of Defense is the Worst Pol­luter on the Plan­et.

Earth Not War

environment, sustainability,ecology, anti-war,

When we think about envi­ron­men­tal destruc­tion, we must think about war because mod­ern war­fare (most par­tic­u­lar­ly com­ing from our own mil­i­tary) is the num­ber one ene­my of the earth. Eco­cide — the destruc­tion of the nat­ur­al envi­ron­ment, espe­cial­ly when delib­er­ate — is both a strat­e­gy (i.e., Agent orange) and a con­se­quence of our mil­i­tary prac­tices (i.e., oil use) of U.S. wars. So, we fool our­selves if we think we can address cli­mate change and the envi­ron­ment with­out being anti-war. If you would like to check an arti­cle on this top­ic, read Karl Mathieson’s What is the Impact of Mod­ern War­fare in the 11/06/2014 issue of The Guardian.

Protect Our Breath

environment, oxygen, air, forests, ecology, deforestation

We need our forests to breathe. Accord­ing to Amer­i­can Forests, two mature trees pro­vide enough oxy­gen for one per­son to breathe over the course of a year. Put that in your pipe and smoke it. Oh, wait. Forests also improve our health by remov­ing dust, ash, pollen, and smoke. Check out oth­er for­est facts and spread the word. As we work to pro­tect our forests, we also need to pay atten­tion to the safe­ty con­di­tions of our for­est work­ers who suf­fer nine times the fatal­i­ties of the gen­er­al US work pop­u­la­tion. For more infor­ma­tion on for­est work­er safe­ty check out http://lohp.org/forestry-workers/