Climate change poses a ‘direct threat’ to Australia’s national security. It must be a political priority

Global environmental change Climate change adaptation National security Defence Disasters Risk Australia

It is evident from Australia’s increasingly severe droughts and record-breaking heatwaves that time is running out to take action on climate change.

Yet, despite persistent calls from eminent scientists to reduce global dependence on fossil fuels, a call to action has gone unanswered by our political leaders.

And we aren’t just facing an environmental threat alone in Australia – there are significant implications for our national security and defence capabilities that we haven’t fully reckoned with either.

Read the full article on The Conversation.

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