How Climate Change Poses A Threat To National Security

By Steve Goldstein
Published: Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 1:26pm

Audio icon Download mp3 (10.92 MB)

aircraft carrier
U.S. Navy
A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress flies past the USS Nimitz aircraft carrier with two U.S. Navy F/A-18 Hornets, April 23, 2008.

Climate change is a national security issue. The Pentagon acknowledged that flooding, drought and extreme storms can disrupt U.S. military capabilities and threaten military facilities worldwide.

Retired Air Force Lt. General Dirk Jameson spoke about the subject Thursday morning at ASU’s Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability. Jameson was commander of the Air Force nuclear weapon program.

The Show asked him whether he’s determined that climate change is as great a threat as nuclear weapons.

More Stories From KJZZ

If you like this story, Donate Now!

Like Arizona Science Desk on Facebook