Terra Verde

The Environmental Cost of War

Photo of the village of Novoselivka, Ukraine by Oleksandr Ratushniak / UNDP Ukraine.

The costs of war are devastating and far reaching. There is the loss of life. The displacement of families. The impact to physical and mental health. There are the financial costs. And though it may not always be the first to come to mind, there is also the steep cost to the environment. Andrea Mazzarino, a political writer for the publication TomDispatch, joins Terra Verde host and Earth Island Journal Managing Editor Zoe Loftus-Farren to discuss the toll armed conflict can take on landscapes, wildlife, climate action, and more.