1 W Jones St
Raleigh, NC 27601
On August 23rd at 7:00pm please join the NC Museum of Natural Sciences, American Security Project, and the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security at Duke University for a fireside chat on Emerging Global Threats: Effects of Climate Change on US Military Operations at Home and Abroad. WRAL’s Greg Fishel will moderate a discussion and public Q & A with Dr. David W Titley, Rear Admiral USN (ret.), and Brigadier General Stephen Cheney, USMC (ret.) on how the U.S. military is preparing to deal with climate disruption and what that means for both our national and global security.
The US military recognizes the effects of climate disruption are an “accelerant of instability,” which exacerbates security threats around the world. More frequent extreme weather events, food scarcity, water insecurity, and sea level rise will destabilize societies especially in countries where governments are not prepared to deal with the threats. How countries respond to increased instability will determine whether climate change will lead to war.
North Carolina is home to a number of combat units who are often the first to deploy in crisis and conflict. As a result, our military families and communities will be some of the first to feel the effects of climate change as US troops are deployed in response to disasters and conflicts
exacerbated by climate change.
What: Emerging Global Threats: Effects of Climate Change on US Military Operations at Home and Abroad.
When: August 23rd, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Where: WRAL 3D Theater, NC Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 West Jones Street Raleigh, NC 27601
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