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GWOT or Global Warming: The Right Fight?

GWOT or Global Warming: The Right Fight?

Editorial

What's more of a threat to our existence -- al-Qaida or climate change? Judging from the budget priorities of the United States, the so-called global war on terror is more important than the long-term survival of the planet. A study released last week by the Institute for Policy Studies found that the federal government is spending $88 on the military for every dollar it spends on climate-related programs. The U.S. military budget for the current fiscal year is $647.5 billion, more than every other nation's military spending -- combined.