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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97 comments on “Warmongering and the Climate Crisis
  1. And additional read to the previous post.

    Dancing on the Edge of Hell


    Maybe we’ll finally meet, Kevin. On the other side of the curtain.


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  2. And on Bio-War, this just published:

    20,000 Docs Obtained by Russia Expose US Biowarfare Program in Ukraine


    Madness to the left of me, insanity to the right, and no knight in shining armor rushing to the rescue from any direction. Oh wait!


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  3. Kevin Hester says:

    Muammar al Gaddhafi – “Ukraine is a real problem”
    Submitted bytortilla onVie, 25/02/2022 – 19:32
    Muammar al Gaddhafi, November 2008

    By every possible means, I try to contribute to the creation of a free and secure world; so that the world’s peoples can enjoy freedom and security, my people among them, and from this starting point and principle I state my opinion on serious international issues and problems whenever I can, hoping that this will have a positive impact on international politics.
    In this article I refer to Ukraine, which I consider to be a real problem.


  4. Kevin Hester says:

    Imagine the emissions and the amount of energy to run these tanks and their complex supply chains!


  5. Kevin Hester says:

    On so many fronts the author nails this analysis of the dying empire.
    “The key to understand this is that the overuse of resources to the point of unsustainability almost always lends a short term political advantage over those who are more reality conscious and think generations ahead.”
    This is exactly the root of our predicament, short term political advantage at the expense of the youth’s future or lack thereof.
    Another one of us who believes that WW3 is underway.



  6. Kevin Hester says:

    War in the East, War in the West, War up north, War down South, everywhere there’s war.


  7. Kevin Hester says:

    “The spending will reportedly focus on replacing the munitions sent to Kiev and enhancing the US’ ability to fight China.”
    Herein lies the real reason for the proxy war in Ukraine.
    Ultimately, to the lunatics in the military industrial complex, it’s just “Business” and the longer the war in Ukraine continues the more these pathological lunatics will profit.
    The sane amongst us can see that provoking China and Russia at the same time is insanity.
    For the war profiteers it’s another “Killing”, pardon the blood drenched pun.
    Let’s not forget these wars put the climate change crisis on steroids.



  8. This just happened over the Black Sea:

    ‘Really Scary Stuff’: US Drone Crashes During Encounter With Russian Fighter Jet


    The US EUCOM propaganda is absolutely stunning in its simplicity, isn’t it? “Forced the US to bring the drone down in international waters” because one of the Russian jets “struck the propeller” of said drone.

    Look at the tail configuration where the prop is. How the FUCK does a jet moving how fast manage to hit the propeller of one of these assassination machines without totally wrecking itself and also crashing?

    And the rest of the memo is also ridiculous since the US claims it as reckless, environmentally unsound, unprofessional, etc etc as if anything the US is doing 8,000 miles from the US is environmentally sound and not reckless and OH SO PROFESSIONAL while warring on how many countries at the same time now? Seven, eight, ten? I can’t keep track there are so many.

    WTF, ya know? Insanity.

    Oh, and the US politicians just voted to keep their new piece of territory in Syria in perpetuity it seems. You know, the fucking oil fields the US is pumping and shipping out along with the most fertile farmland in that county that is guarded and completely under US army control through the huge base ‘Camp Conoco.’ The resolution to leave, get fuck out, was soundly defeated by both sides of the corporate party that rules this Fascist Empire. Holy shit, how much freaking longer is all this going to hold together before something just breaks?

    Oh wait, the banks are crashing again just like 2008, another game of dominoes same people same game, and of course the federal gov will ‘bail out’ the corrupt rich just like Wbush started and Obummer continued in 2009 while throwing millions of people out of their homes under the wheels of the Capitalist bus. This is how this game is played, you know? I guess letting the ‘free market’ decide is only good for austerity of the working class? That ‘free market’ thing seems to be followed only when the wealthy are making money and not so much when the wealthy owners’ greed fucks themselves.

    People are panicking and withdrawing money as I know a couple of people that just did this in the last couple of days. Emptied their accounts, literally thousands of dollars now at home in a bag.

    This country is crashing. Like that one post…slowly stumbling along like a passing out drunk until suddenly you land on your face. It will happen very very fast.


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  9. This came out two months ago:

    White House Refuses to Say Whether Ukraine Will Receive Toxic Depleted Uranium Ammo

    A Biden official wouldn’t disclose whether Bradley Fighting Vehicles will be equipped with the anti-tank rounds, linked to cancer and birth defects.


    Then this came out a few days ago:

    The US military seems to have a real hard on when it comes to irradiating other humans:


    Nothing more to be said, eh?


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  10. Kevin Hester says:

    “Ukraine’s allies denounce ‘cynical’ Russian meeting at UN
    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov blamed the West, particularly the US, for ‘a profound crisis’ in the UN system.”


    • And just to show the absolutely inanity and cognitive dissonance among the wealthy and their minions who lecture the rest of us as to what reality is, this is a wonderful example:

      + That Francis Fukuyama (the end of history guy) was taken seriously for even a minute by anyone is one of the great mysteries of our time, right up there with the appeal of “Ted Lasso” and the political ascent of Pete Buttigieg.

      Francis Fukuyama: “The invasion of Ukraine was such a shock because in our lifetimes we’ve never witnessed one country militarily invading another.”

      Chris Hayes: “Well, Iraq.”

      Fukuyama: “Yeah but…well, OK.”

      The madness of these people, eh?


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  11. This country is being run by absolute fucking madmen & women or else they are all fucking idiots. From all indications they’ve been both for a very long time. Note the remarks by Biden in the late 90s…

    I don’t think I posted this elsewhere a couple of months ago but it’s worth re-reading if I did because WWIII is going…


    You will notice that Ray McGovern is the 3rd reply to this incredibly informative article. Why he hasn’t suffered an ‘accidental death’ yet is surprising but the hubris of the US leaders knows no bounds…and being ex-CIA he knows what to watch for.


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  12. Kevin Hester says:

    Another master class from Andy helping us navigate WW3
    I lived in Germany when the wall came down and NATO agreed to not spread “One Inch East”. Since that agreement 13 former Soviet states have been railroaded into NATO, the North Atlantic Terrorist Organisation.
    Russia and China are proud nations that have suffered tens of millions of lost lives when barbarians have attacked them previously, those memories never fade.
    Russia and China have never been so united, I take great heart from that new paradigm.
    WW3 is clearly underway, clearly I support the axis of resistance in opposition to what Pepe Escobar correctly calls “The Empire of Chaos.”


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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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