Warmongering and the Climate Crisis

The latest war in Europe forces us to address the issue of warmongering and the responses to it as it adds to our already perilous climate and extinction crises.
“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.”

The US military with 800 off shore military bases and the independent states response to the threat it poses is grinding the living planet into dust.
The article below is a year old so the damage will be worse than stated. Add the emissions from the war in Ukraine to this already dire prognosis.
 “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.”
US military is a bigger polluter than as many as 140 countries – shrinking this war machine is a must

William Kallfelz mentioned that the US taxpayers via the military industrial complex, are giving $33 Billion in ‘Aid’ to Ukraine. Russia will clearly see this as a declaration of war by the USA.
Glenn Greenwald has gone into some detail on the effects of warmongering;
Biden Wants $33 Billion More For the War in Ukraine. Which Americans Benefit?

Abby Martin interviewed Professor Guy McPherson in 2013; Human Extinction by 2030 Guy wasn’t as aware of the Aerosol Masking Effect when this interview was recorded.

A more recent analysis by the great anti-imperialist Abby Martin on the US military is embedded below
The US Military: Planet Earth’s Greatest Enemy, with Abby Martin

I have previously written about the inevitably of a nuclear war and subsequent nuclear winter. Included in the blog piece below is an analysis from Carl Sagan on the effects of a nuclear winter;
The Inevitability of Nuclear War and Subsequent Nuclear Winter
Our rewilding project of planting native trees on Rakino Island can be followed here; Rakino Island Nursery.

I'm an anti-imperialist, environmental activist and blue ocean sailor, who is passionate about the earth and all it's inhabitants without favour. Brace for imminent impact as we bare witness to the non-linear unraveling of the biosphere and habitability disappearing for most if not all complex life on the only habitable planet we know of. To quote President Niinistö in North Russia: ‘If We Lose the Arctic, We Lose the World’. Folks we have lost the Arctic.

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5 comments on “Warmongering and the Climate Crisis
  1. 🦊Stop Your Engines!🦊
    is the only “Action Message” – if acted on – that MIGHT save our world.

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  2. Kevin Hester says:

    “However, Finnish President Sauli Niinisto said Russian President Vladimir Putin was responsible for Helsinki’s decision.”
    Sauli Niinisto recently boasted on Twitter that he met the head of the CIA. This is probably what they were discussing!
    https://www.arctictoday.com/finland-worried-by-russian-invasion-of-ukraine-moves-to-join-nato-kremlin-warns-of-response/

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  3. Sheila chambers says:

    How can we STOP our fascist, greedy, oligarch RULERS from waging endless warmongering?
    We CAN’T!
    “Voting” is an exercise in FUTILITY, the “vote” is CORRUPT, RIGGED & FAKE & our only “choices” are a string of more greedy, lying, oligarch warmongers!

    Dem or repug, there isn’t a snail trail difference between them. The last time I voted for a dem was B.Clinton, then when he SCREWED the working class with NAFTA, CAFTA, WTO & other “free trade” agreements that sent OUR GOOD JOBS OVERSEAS, I had it! I haven’t “voted” for a dem since, they all LIE & THEIR WARMONGERS!

    We have no power to stop this, our youth are well propagandized & believe we live in the greatest country on “gods” green earth. By the time they wise up, it’s too late, if they return, their in a body bag, on a litter never to rise again or their still brain washed & want to enlist again so they can continue the “fun” of RAPE, PILLAGE, DESTRUCTION & TERROR!

    Others become militarizes RACIST, KILLER, COPS who relish terrorizing the poor, the mentally ill, people of color, the homeless & killing the defenceless. Never trust a COP!

    Try to protest & you will get beaten, gassed, fire hosed, arrested & fined or if you make too noticable a fuss, KILLED OR DISAPPEARED!
    Those zionist that rule Israel & terrorize Palestinians just KILLED another ‘merican Al Jazeera reporter, they have killed many reporters & continue to kill Palestinians & take what little of their land they still cling too, soon ALL of Palestine will be ISRAEL!
    Have you read Eisenhower “cross of iron”? if not, here it is –

    Dwight D. Eisenhower – Cross of Iron Speech 1953

    “Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.

    This world in arms in not spending money alone.

    It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children.

    The cost of one modern heavy bomber is this: a modern brick school in more than 30 cities.

    It is two electric power plants, each serving a town of 60,000 population.

    It is two fine, fully equipped hospitals.

    It is some 50 miles of concrete highway.

    We pay for a single fighter with a half million bushels of wheat.

    We pay for a single destroyer with new homes that could have housed more than 8,000 people.

    This, I repeat, is the best way of life to be found on the road the world has been taking.

    This is not a way of life at all, in any true sense. Under the cloud of threatening war, it is humanity hanging from a cross of iron.”

    This is the price of those endless wars, no health care, failing infrastructure, growing poverty, racist, unjust “education” systems, rotting cities, growing inequality, growing homelessness, religion forced down our throats, unjust laws, it robs of our wealth & steals our future, it turns our young people into cannon fodder, rapist, torturers & killers & we the people have been turned into weak, unthinking, uncaring SHEEPLE!
    We have had our future stolen from us, we have been deliberately kept uninformed & fed LIES like “renewables” saving our collective asses.

    You have to be pretty dam DUMB & VERY POORLY “EDUCATED” to believe we can replace declining resources with a resource dependent technology.
    Reality always wins in the end & the end is near.
    I wish more people would key into your site Kevin, we need more people to see the truth of the mess we are in even though it’s too late to prevent our collapse.

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  4. David Hayes says:

    Once again I am thankful for all of your thoughts, and agree our next moments should be filled by absorbing the amazing miracles of our paradise that still do exist . On a technical note Kevin, could you kindly find a diplomatic way to suggest that Beril Sirmacek stop laughing when she also is talking……mixed with her deep accent it’s near impossible to decipher her intended message. Also her acoustical environment could really use mid range sound absorbtion as her sound is very reverberant …as in a tiled washroom……and/or suggest she uses a lavalier microphone…..or move he mic much closer to her mouth. Thanks

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  5. Kevin Hester says:

    As we circle the drain of collapse, never ending war.
    “To put this $54 billion amount in perspective, it is (a) larger than the average annual amount that the U.S. spent on its own war in Afghanistan ($46 billion), (b) close to the overall amount Russia spends on its entire military for the year ($69 billion), (c) close to 7% of the overall U.S. military budget, by far the largest in the world ($778 billion), and (d) certain to be far, far higher — easily into the hundreds of billions of dollars and likely the trillion dollar level — given that U.S. officials insist that this war will last not months but years, and that it will stand with Ukraine until the bitter end.”

    https://greenwald.substack.com/p/the-bizarre-unanimous-dem-support-426?token=eyJ1c2VyX2lkIjoxMjY0NzUyLCJwb3N0X2lkIjo1NDg3NTkyMywiXyI6ImN3TWRxIiwiaWF0IjoxNjUyNTI0NTEyLCJleHAiOjE2NTI1MjgxMTIsImlzcyI6InB1Yi0xMjg2NjIiLCJzdWIiOiJwb3N0LXJlYWN0aW9uIn0.8wDhhUOtk_SvmRmfh6ImIrheO9CCatxKMPP8dnRT3q8&s=r&fbclid=IwAR2FvHLl2FeoXSLTeh_9E5rFBAFgjBy8bR3U22SfuyBt5_hpfPDbkJXXGNg

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Kevin Hester

Kevin Hester is currently living on Rakino Island, a small island in the Hauraki Gulf near Auckland, New Zealand, monitoring the unravelling of the biosphere and volunteering at the Rakino Island Nursery is currently developing a proposal to create a marine reserve near by. The Island has no grid tied electricity or reticulated water.  I catch my own water from the roof and generate my electricity from the ample solar radiation on the island.

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