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Retired General: Mass Migrations Due To Climate Change Threaten Global Security

By Steve Goldstein
Published: Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 11:36am
Updated: Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - 12:29pm

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Stephen Cheney
American Security Project
Stephen Cheney

The effects of climate change are being blamed for the catastrophic wildfires burning on the West Coast right now in California and Oregon. Climate change is also mentioned as a future problem as it relates to U.S. water and energy supplies.

But national security — and how we work with and protect allies — could be affected, too as this nation and the rest of the world become hotter and drier.

To learn more about just how much of a threat climate change is to national security, The Show spoke with retired Marine Brig. Gen. Stephen Cheney. He is president of the American Security Project.

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