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Your Call's One Planet series: The price we pay for perpetual war

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What are the psychological, environmental, and economic costs of war? That’s the question a number of contributors explore in The War and Environment Reader, edited by Gar Smith.

The book provides critical analysis of the devastating consequences of militarism and the war on the environment. According to the UN, at least 40 percent of all intrastate conflicts involve the exploitation of natural resources. The Pentagon alone burns 320,000 barrels of oil a day. Smith says the US is the leading purveyor of war.

Guest:

Gar Smith, editor of The War and Environment Reader

Web Resources:

Gar Smith Speaking Events:

World Beyond War

Code Pink: Divest from the War Campaign

The National Priorities Project

Earth Island Journal

 

Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular Friday media roundtable guest in 2001.