Too Hot to Handle: The Scorching Reality of Australia’s Climate–Security Failure

May 1, 2024

Climate change is a major security threat. The Australian Government is giving priority to the development of northern Australia, including fossil fuel energy resources, regional trade expansion, indigenous affairs and increased military presence in line with the Defence Strategic Review realignment.

But has the government fully considered the impacts of global warming on the future viability and liveability of that region? This question should be answered as a matter of urgency before irrevocable security commitments are made and substantial defense resources misallocated.

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Australian Security Leaders Climate Group
Climate change represents an unprecedented existential security threat, undermining the stability of our planetary systems, with both current and oncoming implications across the full spectrum of human endeavour – from families and communities, to the nation-state and regional and international bilateral relations.