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The Pentagon emits more greenhouse gases than Portugal, study finds

The United States creates more planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions through its defense operations alone than industrialized countries such as Sweden and Portugal, researchers said on Wednesday.  The Pentagon, which oversees the US military, released about 59m metric tons of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in 2017, according to the first study to compile such comprehensive data, published by Brown University.  The Pentagon’s emissions were “in any one year … greater than many smaller countries’ greenhouse gas emissions”, the study said.  Read more...

 

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