The Burden

The Burden Fossil Fuel, The Military, and National Security


For Military, ‘No Alternative but Alternatives,’ New Documentary Shows

The Burden opens like a James Bond film.

A U.S. Air Force cargo plane flies over unidentified snow-covered mountains as packages slide out of the plane’s open cargo hold and parachute down thousands of feet onto the icy ground below. The music picks up; tight shots get tighter. It’s not clear what exactly is wrong – but you know that what you’re seeing isn’t right.

By Tucker Higgins