With the help of Live Science, Norvergence has found that The Pentagon which is the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense emits more greenhouse gases than Denmark, Sweden, or Portugal. The findings are released by the Watson Institute, under the name of “Pentagon Fuel Use, Climate Change, and the Costs of War”.
When environmentalists at Norvergence read the paper, they found that The Pentagon emitted 1.2 billion metric tons of greenhouse gases between the time period of 2001 and 2017.
Further in 2017 only, the level of Pentagon’s greenhouse gas emissions was greater than the greenhouse gas emissions of many industrialized countries.
The study also explains that the reductions in the military fossil fuel use would decrease the greenhouse gases in the environment and it will also benefit in 4 other major ways:
1. The overall level of greenhouse gas emissions will be reduced.
2. It would give both political and security benefits to the US military.
3. The US could use that spending in more productive activities in the country.
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In the concluding words, Norvergence wants its US readers to put pressure on their government so that they can decrease the use of fuel for military purposes.
Visit https://www.nationofchange.org/2019/06/20/a-report-on-economic-impacts-of-climate-change-by-norvergence/ to know about the recent report prepared by Norvergence team on economic impacts of climate change.