Episode 11: The Footprint of Industrialized War


The Pentagon identifies climate change as a threat multiplier and links climate change to rising instability and insecurity around the globe. But what about the inverse? Murtaza Hussain, political and national security reporter for The Intercept, explores the forgotten costs to America’s endless wars: climate change. How does warfare contribute to and exacerbate the climate crisis? What are the ecological and health effects of industrialized war, and what can American society do to curb the climate emergency?


Murtaza Hussain is a journalist for The Intercept whose work focuses on national security, foreign policy, and human rights. His most recent article is Industrialized Militaries Are a Bigger Part of the Climate Emergency Than You Know.

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