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Militarism on a Sick Planet

Given the magnitude of current global challenges, militarism provides humanity little security, much less health or basic human rights. Increasingly militarism puts humanity in a situation of danger and vulnerability, especially when considering its role in the degradation of our environment and climate. Kenneth Gould, Brooklyn College environmental sociologist asserts, “Militarization is the single most ecologically destructive human endeavor.” Gould’s perception contrasts significantly with that held by most citizens and policy makers in the U.S.

The Militarism on a Sick Planet project is an Iowa PSR-led effort to address urgent threats to health and environmental security by exploring and making visible costly, mutually reinforcing and dangerous interactions between climate change and global militarism.

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  • Pediatric Environmental Health Toolkit Pediatric Environmental Health Toolkit

    The Toolkit is a combination of easy-to-use reference guides for health providers and user-friendly health education materials on preventing exposures to toxic chemicals and other substances that affect infant and child health. Read more »