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The climate emergency, military emissions and Greta Thunberg | Letters

16.12.2019
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Hilary Evans sheds light on military-related emissions, Catherine Rowett gets behind Greta Thunberg and Prof Joe LaCasce clarifies the difference between global warming and heatingWith reference to your report on the COP25 climate talks in Madrid (13 December), we have just returned from Madrid, where we displayed a large banner saying "War causes climate change and climate change causes war". Thousands of passing delegates expressed a great interest in, and approval of, the message.Scientists for Global Responsibility estimates that 6% of global greenhouse gas emissions result from military-related activity - apart from the unfathomable human devastation - so at first sight it appears astonishing that the subject of war does not feature in the COP negotiations; nor are its emissions taken into account when reduction targets are set. Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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