Democracy Now: Israel’s military assault on Gaza is not just a humanitarian disaster but also generating massive amounts of planet-heating emissions and exacerbating the climate crisis. The carbon emissions from Israel’s bombs, tanks, fighter jets and other military activity in the first two months of the war were higher than the annual carbon footprints of 20 of the world’s most climate-vulnerable nations, according to researchers in the United States and United Kingdom. That is “a really conservative estimate,” says Guardian reporter Nina Lakhani, who reported on the new study. We also speak with Hadeel Ikhmais, head of the climate change office at the Palestinian Environmental Quality Authority, who says the climate impacts of the war are in keeping with Israel’s destruction of Palestinian land, water and other natural resources over many decades.
Emissions from Israel’s war in Gaza have ‘immense’ effect on climate catastrophe First months of conflict produced more planet-warming gases than 20 climate-vulnerable nations do in a year, study shows https://www.theguardian.com/world/2024/jan/09/emissions-gaza-israel-hamas-war-climate-change