Governments: ‘Hands off!’

U.N. report urges world leaders to loosen restrictions to allow for innovation

A recent United Nations announcement highlights the imminent danger climate change poses to life as we know it. If the countries of the world do not come together to curb global warming, we will see a rise in sea level that could drastically alter the Earth’s landscape.

But we’ve heard all that before, right? What the recent announcement added to the discussion was this: Governments, while critical to implementing environmental regulations, need to back off a little. In particular, they need to reduce defense spending and “stop propping up oil industries with counter-productive subsidies, and reduce or eliminate the regulatory burden on entrepreneurs so that they can innovate with new energy methods,” reads an article on

In America, the Pentagon is the biggest polluter, the article continues, and it continues to be so with immunity granted by Congress.