Institute for Environmental Security
Advancing Global Environmental Security through
Science · Diplomacy · Law · Finance · Education
EnviroSecurity Action Guide
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.
- 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.
Publication website ( PDF - www.fpif.org )
|Publisher||Institute for Policy Studies|
|Place published||Washington, D.C.|
|Date / Journal Vol No.||January 2008|
1 - ES and foreign and security policy (Mainstreaming environmental factors into foreign and security policy including energy and food security, and security related to other resources such as land, water, living marine resources, terrestrial biodiversity)