Bob Inglis to speak at Charleston climate change event

Former U.S. 4th District Rep. Bob Inglis (File)

Former Congressman Bob Inglis will speak in Charleston on Tuesday night about the joint dangers of climate change and about how the United States’ dependence on oil threatens its national security.

Inglis is scheduled to speak following a 7 p.m. showing of “The Burden,” a documentary about the link between energy and the nation’s recent wars — and how the military can protect the nation by pursuing clean energy.

The firm’s producer and director, Roger Sorkin, also will participate via Skype, and local experts on climate issues will be part of the panel.

Inglis represented South Carolina’s Fourth Congressional District from 1993 to 1999 and again from 2005 to 2011. Since leaving office, he has spent much of his time urging conservatives across the country to reconsider climate change.

The Charleston Jewish Federation is sponsoring the event at the Terrace Theater on James Island, along with The Charleston Quakers, Solbright Renewable Energy, Citizens Climate Lobby and South Carolina Climate Change. Admission is $10, and tickets are available at the door.