Climate Activists Launch 30-Foot Inflatable Bomb Near West Point

Until Victory

by Ellen Davidson, The Indypendent

_ERD8495 Cropped Activists launched a 30-foot long inflatable bomb Tuesday morning to highlight the U.S. military’s role as the world’s largest institutional emitter of global warming gasses

Canoers from SeaChange 2014, activists from Veterans For Peace, and inflatable art creators Tools for Action launched a 30-foot inflatable bomb over the Hudson River in Garrison, NY, across from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Lettering on the side of the blimp read “U.S. Military: Largest Consumer of Oil, Largest Emitter of CO2.” The blimp was created for the Sept. 21, 2014, People’s Climate March in New York City with the intention of drawing attention to the role of war and the military in contributing to climate change and other environmental problems. While the Pentagon refuses to release fuel usage data, it’s been estimated that the U.S. military is responsible for five percent of total global…

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