Stop the Green Tech Coup, Military Industry of the Offensive

From Truthout:

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.

[Read more at Truthout]

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  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/PDDVWRQVUPMKRGHURIEQVNYWHQ Sean

    sad to say it but the military is a lot more green than most businesses,
    the army catches you violating environmental rules you are screwed, I'd lay don money that the first economically viable green power source will come from the military not from civilian sierra club types

    • Anarchy Pony

      The pentagon is the single worst american polluter, far worse than any specific company or industry.

  • Andrew

    “The report says that if the ocean's conveyor does stop, average temperatures in North America could fall by up to 5 degrees and by even more in some parts of Europe. Average rainfall in this region would fall by 30% leading to massive droughts in key agricultural areas. Winds would increase by 15% provoking widespread dust storms and soil loss. The Pentagon study claims that climate change could mean human life would come to be defined by war.”

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/newsnight

  • Wanooski

    The pentagon is the single worst american polluter, far worse than any specific company or industry.

  • Wanooski

    The pentagon is the single worst american polluter, far worse than any specific company or industry.

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