Climate Change

  • Although the Pentagon has, in recent years, increasingly emphasized what it calls energy security—energy resilience and conservation—it is still a significant consumer of fossil fuel energy. Indeed, the Department of Defense is the world’s largest institutional user of petroleum and the single largest producer of greenhouse gases in the world.

  • A four-fold increase in Growler flights adds 60,000 metric tons of additional carbon dioxide—a known cause of climate change— and speed ocean acidification, harming coral reefs, shellfish, and marine ecosystems.