Climate Change: National & Regional Security Threat Multiplier for Australia
Security Solutions, No. 52, pp. 58-68, March/April 2008
8 Pages Posted: 5 Mar 2008 Last revised: 30 Apr 2008
Tuvalu's mainland is only about 3,300km from Australia, and they are familiar enough to use the Australian dollar as their national currency. Is global warming only a national threat for Tuvalu and their immediate regional neighbours or for Australia too? It is not just about geography - it is necessary to consider the effect of global warming on world health, migration, defence policy, trade and, ultimately, the threat of foreign conflicts, organized crime and terrorism.
Keywords: climate change, terrorism, critical security studies, critical security theory, threat multiplier, Jason Soderblom, Söderblom, organised crime, organized crime, Australia, Tuvalu, forced migration
JEL Classification: I130, I132, I133, I134, I139, H56, H59, F22
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