War and Climate Change

I wrote yesterday about the pity that war distils but war does more than create pity by the way it kills people and destroys their possessions. War has a climate change facet to it, but it is difficult to understand the relationship between war and climate change.

Certainly several hundred years ago, before the world was industrialised and when the people living in it were fewer, war had no adverse relationship with climate change. It was then and still is today one of nature’s control mechanisms. Today in a heavily industrialised planet with nearly seven billion souls living and consuming on it, I suspect that wars do affect climate change, and for the worse. Continue reading