The military’s contribution to climate change


With interest growing in reducing military emissions, Linsey Cottrell and Eoghan Darbyshire explore why they emit so much and what it will take to reduce their contribution to climate change.


June 16, 2021

Did NATO members just pledge to reduce their military GHG emissions?


Doug Weir untangles what it actually was that NATO and its member states committed to at June's summit. While there were some positive signs, the pledges fell short of what is needed to address military contributions to the climate crisis, in line with the Paris Agreement.


June 15, 2021

How does war contribute to climate change?


With so much focus on how climate change can influence security, have we neglected the question of how conflicts influence emissions? As Eoghan Darbyshire and Doug Weir explain, environmental and social changes in conflict-affected and post-conflict areas can mean significant changes in emissions.


June 14, 2021

Protecting biodiversity, not just from war, but for peace


Designating biodiversity hotspots as protected areas during conflicts could help reduce environmental harm but this must be done in non-violent, conflict-sensitive and inclusive ways if it is to secure biodiversity, not just from war, but also for peace. This post is part of a series on war, law and the environment co-hosted with the ICRC.


June 9, 2021

Assessing the environmental impact of mine action: tools, tips, and techniques


Environmental safeguarding is receiving increasing attention in the humanitarian mine action and disarmament sector, and in this post Linsey Cottrell and Kendra Dupuy introduce the principles of environmental impact assessments for mine action operations.


June 8, 2021

The military’s contribution to climate change


With interest growing in reducing military emissions, Linsey Cottrell and Eoghan Darbyshire explore why they emit so much and what it will take to reduce their contribution to climate change.


June 16, 2021

Did NATO members just pledge to reduce their military GHG emissions?


Doug Weir untangles what it actually was that NATO and its member states committed to at June's summit. While there were some positive signs, the pledges fell short of what is needed to address military contributions to the climate crisis, in line with the Paris Agreement.


June 15, 2021

How does war contribute to climate change?


With so much focus on how climate change can influence security, have we neglected the question of how conflicts influence emissions? As Eoghan Darbyshire and Doug Weir explain, environmental and social changes in conflict-affected and post-conflict areas can mean significant changes in emissions.


June 14, 2021

Protecting biodiversity, not just from war, but for peace


Designating biodiversity hotspots as protected areas during conflicts could help reduce environmental harm but this must be done in non-violent, conflict-sensitive and inclusive ways if it is to secure biodiversity, not just from war, but also for peace. This post is part of a series on war, law and the environment co-hosted with the ICRC.


June 9, 2021

Assessing the environmental impact of mine action: tools, tips, and techniques


Environmental safeguarding is receiving increasing attention in the humanitarian mine action and disarmament sector, and in this post Linsey Cottrell and Kendra Dupuy introduce the principles of environmental impact assessments for mine action operations.


June 8, 2021

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How does war contribute to climate change?

With so much focus on how climate change can influence security, have we neglected the question of how conflicts influence emissions? As Eoghan Darbyshire and Doug Weir explain, environmental and social changes in conflict-affected and post-conflict areas can mean significant changes in emissions.

Protecting biodiversity, not just from war, but for peace

Designating biodiversity hotspots as protected areas during conflicts could help reduce environmental harm but this must be done in non-violent, conflict-sensitive and inclusive ways if it is to secure biodiversity, not just from war, but also for peace. This post is part of a series on war, law and the environment co-hosted with the ICRC.

The UK National Physical Laboratory predicted that detonations risk physical trauma or permanent auditory injury to marine mammals up to 15 km away (for an explosive charge of more than 700 kg). https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/893773/NPL_2020_-_Characterisation_of_Acoustic_Fields_Generated_by_UXO_Removal.pdf

This 40,000lb blast was about 25 times larger.

An @osparcomm report found that "Harbour porpoises have been reported killed within 4 km of explosions and suffering permanent hearing damage up to 30 km away." https://qsr2010.ospar.org/en/ch09_09.html

Noise has a hugely disruptive effect on marine ecosystems, #military activities and the use of high intensity sonar are already associated with whale and dolphin strandings, activities like this should never pass an environmental impact assessment

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US warship tested with 40,000lb explosive

The US Navy conducted a 'Full Ship Shock Trial' against its aircraft carrier, the USS Gerald R. Ford.

www.bbc.co.uk

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The UK National Physical Laboratory predicted that detonations risk physical trauma or permanent auditory injury to marine mammals up to 15 km away (for an explosive charge of more than 700 kg). https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/893773/NPL_2020_-_Characterisation_of_Acoustic_Fields_Generated_by_UXO_Removal.pdf

This 40,000lb blast was about 25 times larger.

An @osparcomm report found that "Harbour porpoises have been reported killed within 4 km of explosions and suffering permanent hearing damage up to 30 km away." https://qsr2010.ospar.org/en/ch09_09.html

Noise has a hugely disruptive effect on marine ecosystems, #military activities and the use of high intensity sonar are already associated with whale and dolphin strandings, activities like this should never pass an environmental impact assessment

Image for twitter card

US warship tested with 40,000lb explosive

The US Navy conducted a 'Full Ship Shock Trial' against its aircraft carrier, the USS Gerald R. Ford.

www.bbc.co.uk

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