From solar submarines to low carbon lasers: the climate crisis is giving weapons manufacturers new opportunities to hawk their deadly wares with eco-friendly marketing. Unearthed and VICE have gone through documents prepared by some of the world’s biggest weapons manufacturers so see how they are responding to the climate emergency. We’ve learned that the arms industry fears cuts in fossil fuel use will undermine demand for highly polluting products like tanks, planes and ships. But from developing new, greener weapons to spotting “financial opportunities” amid threats to public safety caused by environmental disaster, the industry is looking for ways the climate crisis can increase sales.
Unearthed 26th May 2020 read more »