Help Spread the Word: #CombatVsClimate

Help Spread the Word: #CombatVsClimate

Combat Vs. Climate: The Military and Climate Security Budgets Compared For release Wednesday, October 5, 2016 Dear partners: Thank you for helping us spread the word about the Institute for Policy Studies’s “Combat Vs. Climate: The Military and Climate Security...
Report: Combat Vs. Climate

Report: Combat Vs. Climate

Fifteen of the sixteen hottest years ever recorded have occurred during this new century, and the near-unanimous scientific consensus attributes the principal cause to human activity. The U.S. military’s latest National Security Strategy says that climate change is...

Spotlight Cancun: Cancun Success – Compared to What?

But was it a success? This is a more difficult question. I used to have an irritating friend. Every time you made a strong, implausibly simple claim – something like “Cancun was a success” – he would reply “Compared to what?” It was...
Spend More on the Climate, Less on the Military

Spend More on the Climate, Less on the Military

As deserts expand and droughts persist, desperate people begin fighting over the water that remains. Elsewhere, rising sea levels create mass migrations. These portraits of human tragedy caused by climate change have become environmental security threats that the U.S....
Military vs. Climate Security: The 2011 Budgets Compared

Military vs. Climate Security: The 2011 Budgets Compared

Since 2008 the Institute for Policy Studies has been measuring the balance of federal spending on the military and on climate change. Here are the results for FY 2011: Spending on climate change has more than doubled, from $7 billion in 2008 to $18 billion for 2011....
Military vs. Climate Security: The 2011 Budgets Compared

Military vs. Climate Security: The 2011 Budgets Compared

The U.S. military now recognizes climate change as a security “threat multiplier.” Since 2008 the Institute for Policy Studies has been measuring the extent to which federal spending is being reallocated to reflect that perception. Between FY 2008 and FY...