22.09.2015

New report: climate change, security and the ADF


climate-security-reportThe Climate Council (an independent body created by Tim Flannery and the other former commissioners of the Climate Commission) has published a new report authored by Australia’s former Defence chief Admiral Chris Barrie on the growing national security threat of climate change.

Be Prepared: Climate Change, Security and Australia’s Defence Force report reveals Australia is lagging behind its UK and US allies in preparing its militaries for climate change, with Australian Defence Force resources already under strain from the increased need for humanitarian assistance in response to climate-induced disasters.”

Key findings include:

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