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We are angry about a car that consumes 15 liters, but what about the fuel tanks?

We are angry about a car that consumes 15 liters, but what about the fuel tanks?

March 2, 2024 – 04:20

In the city, do not drive a car that consumes 15 liters per hundred kilometers! Climate researchers flog large car owners. But why does it not bother anyone that the Russian tank consumes 240 liters in the meantime? And an American 455 liters? According to a study, the military is responsible for more carbon dioxide emissions than civil aviation, yet no one talks about this problem. Deutsche Welle report.

Since the world's diplomats have been meeting regularly to discuss how to slow climate change, one thing has been conspicuously absent from their agenda: militaries. This is no coincidence: At the request of the United States, reporting on military emissions was largely removed from the 1997 Kyoto Protocol, a document that set binding emissions targets for signatory countries. Paris Agreement 2015 Didn't change thatbut still does not stipulate the obligation to report military emissions.

To this day, the data is surprisingly incomplete. Late last year, ahead of the UN Climate Summit in Dubai (COP28), it was the first time that the relationship between the military and climate change was briefly mentioned in a major report. Our previous article on this topic >>>

The video was published within the framework of cooperation between Deutsche Welle and Telex.

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