Under the Kyoto Protocol, which expires in 2012, overseas military activities are generally exempt from regulation…
A 2008 report from Oil Change International that estimated the carbon footprint of the Iraq war found it responsible for â€œat least 141 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent.â€ Ranked as a country, â€œit would emit more CO2 each year than 139 of the worldâ€™s nations do annually.â€
I honestly had no idea wars were completely unregulated in this way (and as the article makes clear, will continue to be even under the best possible international agreements). So we have wars to control the oil that causes global warming, and then global warming will inevitably cause more wars, and then those wars will themselves help cause more global warming. And they told two friends, and they told two friends, and eventually earth was inherited by super-intelligent cockroaches.
Anyway, read it all. I think the best we can hope for is the super-intelligent cockroaches will power their civilization with technology that produces huge amounts of boric acid. Then at least we won’t feel like the planet’s only morons.