Climate Change: National & Regional Security Threat Multiplier for Australia
Jason D. Söderblom
Security Solutions, No. 52, pp. 58-68, March/April 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.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 8
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
Date posted: March 5, 2008 ; Last revised: April 30, 2008
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