End the harmful activities of the military-industrial complex by reorienting the world’s military resources toward activities that protect ecosystems and homes, support health and biodiversity, and secure access to food and water for all life.
The war industry refers to the industrial system that seeks to profit from waging war and maintaining the capacity to wage war. War is a degenerative activity because it harms life: it wounds, traumatizes, and ends human life, permanently destroys ecosystems, emits incalculable amounts of direct and indirect emissions, and costs trillions of dollars each year. Yet even as the war industry grows, enabled by arms manufacturers, defense contractors, lobbyists, and politicians seeking to profit from these degenerative activities, it ignores the greatest challenge facing our planet: climate change. The climate crisis endangers everything essential to humanity—our air, water, food, health, safety, and livelihoods. The security of our collective future can only be ensured through cooperation. Dismantling the war industry would save countless lives, dramatically lower greenhouse-gas emissions, and transform the world’s militaries into key players within the climate movement dedicated to protecting, building, and cooperating towards enhancing our future.