Military planning for climate breakdown

04 May 2021
Multi-media

The military is taking the climate crisis seriously, but whose interests do their climate plans serve?

 

The Military is taking the climate crisis seriously, but whose interests do their climate plans serve? asks Nick Buxton, co-editor of 'The Secure and the Dispossessed: How the Military and Corporations are Shaping a Climate-changed World' (Pluto Books 2015).

He summarises US, EU and UK military plans for climate change that have evolved since 2003, the military's key concerns, and the impacts for people, particularly in the Global South. He argues that military strategies are turning the victims of climate change into threats, compounding the injustice at the heart of the climate crisis.

The presentation was made at at the third biennial conference of the Political Ecology Network (POLLEN) in September 2020.