Climate Crisis & Militarism Project


Our Mission:

The Climate Crisis and Militarism Project of Veterans For Peace is part of the world-wide movement to mitigate the climate crisis and promote peace and justice (climate, racial and economic).  

As educators and activists, we focus on US militarism’s damage to the climate: 

Take Action:

Schedule a Presentation

View a short version of our 20-minute slideshow presentation, and schedule a full presentation to your group.

No MAS: No more military air shows

Organize a protest of your local military air show - resources here.

Join messaging campaign urging Congress to lower the Pentagon budget.

Just Transition

Read about the issues of climate crisis, workers and labor, environmental justice and militarism.

Learn More:

Explore Issues

Go deeper into the issues with our carefully curated selection of books, articles, podcasts and websites.


Read CCMP Statements
Read our statements on reporting of military emissions, foreign policy and more.
Stop war saveclimate

Read narratives of protests where VFP members risked arrest to stress links between militarism & the climate crisis. Photos too!


Discussion of and links to studies on impacts of ongoing military conflicts on climate.

Read/view how CCMP brings our message about reporting and reducing military emissions to the world, via the UN Conference Of Parties (COP) process.

Track Federal Climate Efforts

We track the federal government's climate efforts (or lack of same) by Congress, the Pentagon, and the Biden Administration.

View CCMP's links to our Allies

Show your support for our ongoing work to get the word out: Militarism Fuels the Climate Crisis!

Click here to find your Member of Congress

View short (30-sec.) video on the intersection of the climate crisis and wars/militarism

Downloadable Resources

Communicate the connection between militarism and the climate crisis with brochures, bumperstickers, and more.


Steering Committee:

Barry Riesch 

Cindy Piester

Ellen Barfield

Gary Butterfield

Ian Mooney

Janet Weil

Jim Rine

Steve Morse

Vince Dijanich