The U.S. Department of Defense is the largest single energy consumer in the United States and the world’s largest institutional greenhouse gas emitter. In The Pentagon, Climate Change and War, University of Oxford Professor and Quincy non-resident fellow Neta Crawford traces the link between US military primacy and rising greenhouse gas emissions. Is there a way for the US to break this link? Could a more restrained U.S. foreign policy end the cycle of high military spending and damaging climate costs by reducing American dependence on overseas interventions?
Join us in addressing these questions with Neta Crawford and former California Governor Jerry Brown. Former Congressman John Tierney will moderate.