The Flame Tree Project: PDF
Host a screening of Scarred Lands & Wounded Lives: The Environmental Footprint of War. World BEYOND War has purchased a digital license for the film, so email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to organize a free screening in your community. Scarred Lands and Wounded Lives is a compelling documentary exploring the under-reported environmental impacts of war and preparations for war. The film confronts the immensely broad ecological and human ramifications of everything from technological development and natural resource exhaustion to weapons testing and modern warfare itself. See also: Scarred Lands Film Clips and Scarred Lands Companion Shorts.
NoWar2017: War and the Environment
A Powerpoint on Uniting Peace and Climate (PPT).
Climate and Environmental Impacts of U.S. & Canadian Militaries by Tamara Lorincz (PDF).
War on the Earth: Atomic Appalachia and the Militarized Southeast
Demilitarization for Deep DeCarbonization: A paper from the International Peace Bureau: PDF.
A Pentagon Report released in March, 2018 details widespread chemical poisoning of water supplies on military bases and in surrounding communities worldwide. The report, Addressing Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS) and Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) – Maureen Sullivan, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Environment, Safety & Occupational Health) March 2018, identifies the presence of PFOS and PFOA in drinking water at levels known to be harmful to human health. At least 401 bases are known to have contaminated water. The chemicals are used in fire retardants during routine fire-training exercises on American military bases. The lethal substances find their way into the groundwater and are linked to severe problems associated with women’s’ reproductive health. They include severe pregnancy complications and long-term fertility issues. Even more alarming, these chemicals contaminate human breast milk. PFOS and PFOA cause liver damage, high cholesterol, decreased response to vaccines, and an increased risk of thyroid disease, and asthma diagnosis. Cleanup will take years to address and the full scope of the problem is unknown to the public, especially in US bases overseas where the information is normally kept secret. The DOD has a long list of environmental cleanup responsibilities at each of its more than 2,900 facilities around the world. More.
The Big Heat: Earth on the Brink by Jeffrey St. Clair and Joshua Frank.
The End of Ice by Dahr Jamail.
Peace Ecology by Randall Amster
The Militarization of Indian Country by Winona LaDuke
The Tyranny of Oil: The World’s Most Powerful Industry — and What We Must Do to Stop It by Antonia Juhasz
Global Warming, Militarism and Nonviolence: The Art of Active Resistance by Marty Branagan
War Threatens Our Environment: