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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

Jason D. Söderblom

World International Community Experts (World-ICE)

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Söderblom, Jason D., Climate Change: National & Regional Security Threat Multiplier for Australia. Security Solutions, No. 52, pp. 58-68, March/April 2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1101961

Jason D. Soderblom (Contact Author)

World International Community Experts (World-ICE) ( email )

Canberra ACT
Australia

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