"Climate change is a hot topic in Australian security circles, as it poses an
emerging threat to our national resilience and way of life. As a new report
from the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) last week warned, the
federal government is unprepared to meet these challenges.
The report, authored by Dr Robert Glasser, said the government has largely
overlooked the security threat posed by rising seas, climate-induced famine,
extreme weather events, mass migrations and other climate change damage in
Southeast Asia. Australia is sitting on the frontline of this vulnerable
Glasser’s report focuses on Southeast Asia, but in the bigger picture, climate
security is an existential global risk which the Australian government is yet
to fully grasp. It is this global aspect of climate and security which will be
on the agenda in two weeks time at the Biden Leaders Summit in the US."
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics