Abby Martin Confronts Nancy Pelosi Over Pentagon Spending at COP26

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Empire Files on Nov 9, 2021

Abby Martin confronts Speaker Nancy Pelosi about why she presided over a massive increase to the Pentagon budget, a larger polluter than 140 countries combined and exempt from climate negotiations, while touting “historic” progress on climate change at Glasgow’s COP26.

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From the archives:

The Road To A Climate Hell Of >4 Degrees C Is Littered With Untruths, by Andrew Glikson + Greta Thunberg: COP26 Is A Failure

Abby Martin and Paul Jay: Afghanistan, 9/11 and Climate Change, Part 2 + Current Climate Extremes Double at 2 Degrees Warming and Quadruple at 3

Earth Burns and the Capitalist World Talks, by Pete Dolack

David Swanson: We Can’t Save the Climate Without Ending War

How Climate Collapse Will Overwhelm The U.S. Military, by Rainer Shea

Peter Carter: Are “Net-Zero” Emissions a Smoke Screen?

Top Poisoner of Pacific Is U.S. Military, by David Swanson

4 thoughts on “Abby Martin Confronts Nancy Pelosi Over Pentagon Spending at COP26

  1. Abby is right. The military should not be exempt from climate talks. Frank Pallone is a fool. Yes, the war machine is aware of the dangers of climate change but they will never ‘go green’ and they probably couldn’t even if they wanted to. Anybody want to bet that all of those fossil fuel guzzling planes, tanks, ships and bases will disappear anytime soon? At least Pelosi respectfully acknowledged Abby’s points but thumbs down for perpetuating the fantasy that
    the military will reform itself. The only solution is to shrink the military so it’s less harmful in every way.

  2. Well, Pelosi and Pallone are full of “blah, blah, blah,” as Greta would say. But you know the old saying — if the US government’s only tool is a hammer, then all problems look like alleged terrorists.

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