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The Budgets Compared. Military vs. Climate Security

Accepting his Nobel Peace Prize, Al Gore called on the nations of the world to mobilize to avert climate disaster ?with a sense of urgency and shared resolve that has previously been seen only when nations have mobilized for war.? This report measures in fiscal terms how far our own nation has to go to reach that goal. For the 2008 fiscal year, the government budgeted $647.51 billion for military security. It budgeted $7.37 billion to slow climate change.
That means:

- For every dollar allocated for stabilizing the climate, the government will spend $88 on achieving security by military force.

- The government is allocating 99% of combined federal spending on military and climate security to military security.

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Author(s)Miriam Pemberton
PublisherInstitute for Policy Studies
Place publishedWashington, D.C.
Date / Journal Vol No.January 2008



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