But experts are quick to emphasize that this is not an argument in favor of armed conflict war is not good for the environment, adds brauer, who is also an author of war and nature: the environmental consequences of war in a globalized world.
Environmental impact assessment: identifying the environmental effects of a project 869 words | 4 pages environmental impact assessment (eia) is ‘the process of decision making by identifying the potentially significant environmental effects and risks of a project.
Environmental consequences of nuclear war owen b toon, alan robock, and richard p turco a regional war involving 100 hiroshima-sized weapons would pose a worldwide threat due to ozone destruction and climate change a superpower confrontation with a few thousand weapons would be catastrophic. Although ecological disturbances brought on by war have been occurring for thousands of years, modern day warfare has made its impact increasingly severe recognizing the long-term and wide-spread impacts caused by such degradation, experts have coined the term ecocide, literally meaning the killing of the environment.
Wars have a serious impact on the environment, ranging from neglect to deliberate destruction of crops and houses, and as in the case of the american war against the vietnamese, destruction of forest ecosystems with broad-leaf herbicides which also have adverse effects on human health.
The environmental impacts of war can be understood by examining the magnitude and duration of effects, involved ecosystems in specified geographic locations, the use of individual weapons systems, the results of particular production processes and the cumulative combined effects of specified military campaigns.
The environmental devastation caused by military conflict has been witnessed in the wake of the vietnam war, the gulf war and the kosovo conflict this book brings together leading international lawyers, military officers, scientists and economists to examine the legal, political, economic and scientific implications of wartime damage to the natural environment and public health. War is not good for the environment, adds brauer, who is also an author of war and nature: the environmental consequences of war in a globalized world and bruch notes that warfare only delays the environmental damage of peaceful human activity and commerce.