Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Australia warned it has radically underestimated climate change security threat

As the Senate launches an inquiry into the national security ramifications of climate change, a new report has warned global warming will cause increasingly regular and severe humanitarian crises across the Asia-Pacific.

Fijian girl walks over flooded land in her village.
Disaster Alley, written by the Breakthrough Centre for Climate Restoration, forecasts climate change could potentially displace tens of millions from swamped cities, drive fragile states to failure, cause intractable political instability, and spark military conflict.

Report co-author Ian Dunlop argues Australia’s political and corporate leaders, by refusing to accept the need for urgent climate action now, are “putting the Australian community in extreme danger”.


Read Ben Doherty’s story in The Guardian -  “Australia warned it has radically underestimated climate change security threat.”

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