The State of Things
12:11 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

Energy Consumption And Climate Change As National Security Threats

Air Force airmen lay sandbags to protect against a flooding disaster in MO in 2011.
Airmen lay sandbags to protect against a flooding disaster in MO in 2011.
Credit Dept. of Defense

Climate change and the way we use energy are threats to national security, according to group of U.S. military generals at the nonprofit CNA Corporation.

Their research shows stronger storms will likely divert more troops to humanitarian missions and American dependence on fossil fuels forces convoys to routinely transport fuel through dangerous areas.

Host Frank Stasio talks with retired Lt. Gen. Richard Zilmer, a member of the Military Advisory Board at CNA Corporation.

Gen. Zilmer speaks at 6 p.m. tonight at Bolt Bistro in Raleigh at an event co-hosted by the Wake County Young Republicans and Young Conservatives for Energy Reform. 

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