We are strongly worried about climate change and anthropogenic planet warming. We must bring environmentally damaging activities under control, we must manage resources crucial to human welfare more effectively, we must stabilize population, and we must have a new ethic and a new attitude toward discharging our responsibility for caring for ourselves and for the earth, as a group of 1,575 of the world’s most prominent scientists already declared 25 years ago. Recently, a second strong group of 15,372 scientists has again stated that that time is running out: soon, it will be too late to shift course away from our failing trajectory. Present evidences show that we are destroying the lives of our future generations. In this context, we observe that strategies seeking benefits for a very few, strategies which are also spoiling the planet, are supported by violence, and that violence is usually conducted through armies and enhanced by militarism and military spending. We claim that war business, powered by the Military-Industrial Complex, is based on arms trade and on power structures that produce civilian deaths, also degrading conflicts, preying on the planet and actively contributing to climate change. Actions to reduce climate change effects therefore require a reduction on military spending and renovated efforts to use negotiation to solve conflicts.
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