Greenhouse gas emission accounting usually focuses on how much energy and fuel civilians use. But recent work, including our own, shows that the US military is one of the largest polluters in history, consuming more liquid fuels and emitting more climate-changing gases than most medium-sized countries.
Throughout the Western World there is a growing “meme” that there is a “Crisis of Leadership”. There is a perception that the inefficiency and especially stagnation, that we see in government is due to a lack of quality leadership.
The promise of a Cultural/Environmental Revolution as a campaign promise when running for the Presidency of the United States could win Ocasio-Cortez the Oval Office or at least the youth vote.
Zero carbon emissions by 2030 (or even 2040) is a grandiose goal. But guess what? Now is precisely the time to aim sky high on ecology and way low on carbon release.