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Climate and Militarism Converges at Power Shift 2023

Alliyah Lusuegro |

Power Shift 2023 makes space for the coming together of ideas and movements, including climate and militarism.

What does national security mean without climate security?

Lindsay Koshgarian |

This country’s spending on the Pentagon and nuclear weapons is done in the name of “national security.” Not to mention the billions more for “homeland security,” largely in the form of immigration enforcement, deportations, and border militarization.

Meanwhile, thousands of people in Florida and Puerto Rico are without basic security after Hurricane Ian, having lost power, homes and loved ones to the latest in the string of extreme weather events that have grown more frequent and more devastating due to climate change.

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National Priorities Project Among 27 Organizations Urging Emissions Transparency in NDAA

Alliyah Lusuegro

The National Priorities Project joins other organizations in a letter addressed to Congress leaders demanding the removal of anti-climate provisions in the NDAA for Fiscal Year 2024. 

FACT SHEET: No National Security without Climate Security

Lindsay Koshgarian

Climate change represents arguably the biggest threat to U.S. national security - and human security - of the 21st century. Decades of inaction have led to worsening and more frequent extreme weather events, with associated loss of life and property. And yet in Washington, “national security” is still primarily synonymous with military approaches to geopolitical challenges.

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