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The Pentagon, Greenhouse Gas and Climate Change

When: Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Where: Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future • 67 Bay State Road • Boston

The U.S. Department of Defense is a large fuel user -- in any one year, larger than many of the world's countries combined. This raises several questions. What are the trends in DOD greenhouse gas emissions? What explains those trends? And how does the Pentagon think about its fuel use and climate change? The Pentagon (and some academics) believe that climate change will lead to greater conflict and perhaps even war. Are they right? Is climate change-caused war likely?

Join the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future for a lunch seminar exploring these questions and more titled "The Pentagon, Greenhouse Gases & Climate Change," featuring Neta C. Crawford, Professor and Chair of the BU Department of Political Science and a Pardee Center Faculty Research Fellow. The seminar is the first event in the "20 Years of War" research series, a two-year collaboration with the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University to expand the Costs of War project, which Prof. Crawford co-founded and co-directs.

Lunch will be provided beginning at 11:30 am. This event is free and open to the public.

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