Neta Crawford Authors New Book on the Pentagon’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Neta C. Crawford, Montague Burton Professor of International Relations at the University of Oxford and co-director of the Costs of War Project at Brown University, has authored a new book titled The Pentagon, Climate Change, and War: Charting the Rise and Fall of U.S. Military Emissions.

In the book, published by MIT Press, Prof. Crawford explores how the U.S. Department of Defense became the world’s largest institutional greenhouse gas emitter and argues for a reconceptualization of foreign policy and military doctrine to break the link between national security and fossil fuels.

From 2019 to 2021, Prof. Crawford was a Faculty Research Fellow at the Pardee Center, where she and Heidi Peltier led the 20 Years of War research series, a collaboration with Brown University’s Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs to expand the Costs of War Project with a new set of analyses to mark the 20th year since the beginning of the post-9/11 wars.

The book is available for pre-order here.