Environmental NGO’s have been uncritically thumping the green tech funding plank and they’re generating funding that could be harder to hold onto than a fistful of sand in the Iraqi oilfields.
There’s a coup underway in the environmental movement. But the golpistas (coup makers) aren’t exactly the usual suspects. They’re not the consumer product manufacturers who co-opt our messaging and repackage the same old junk with green labels. The culprits are members of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA). War profiteers are charging, guns drawn, into the green tech sector and eyebrows should be raised. This is a hold-up!
The new gospel of “greening” the armed forces is drawing public money that makes domestic infrastructure handouts look like pennies in a fountain. “Green jobs” means something else entirely to these folks.
But what’s wrong with a greener military? Simply put, war is always an assault on the environment. The US military could become more fuel efficient and drop from their status as the world’s largest single oil consumer. But that wouldn’t change the fact that forcibly destabilizing states like Iraq and Afghanistan means a protracted collapse of civil infrastructure that results in mass pollution and environmental disasters, compounded by the toxic devastation wrought by military explosives.
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