Veterans For Peace’s Executive Director, Garett Reppenhagen took action today for climate justice with #FireDrillFriday. The environment has long been a silent casualty of war and armed conflict. If we are going to win on climate, Veterans For Peace knows that we all must make the connections between the environment and militarism.
Climate change and militarism are deeply interconnected issues from airbase water pollution to the effects of Agent Orange to the total destruction of communities. As global temperatures rise, there will only be more ecological disasters, more mass migrations and more wars.
Last week Fire Drill Friday focused specifically on the links between military and climate. However just as climate affects every aspect of our lives, so does war. This week Fire Drill Friday is all about WATER.