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Excerpted from “Existential climate-related security risk: A scenario approach”, by David Spratt and Ian Dunlop

Existential climate-related security risk: A scenario approach

Foreword by Admiral Chris Barrie, AC RAN Retired

Greta Thunberg
Greta Thunberg

Greta ignores Davos panel question to give warning

During a panel hosted by TIME, Greta Thunberg issues a stark warning about the IPCC's best case scenario for avoiding climate catastrophe.

Source: CNN Business

Watch video here.

Jessica Corbett
A map shows the high temperatures in Australia on Dec. 18, 2019. (Image: Tropical Tidbits)

December 19, 2019

"I think this is the single loudest alarm bell I've ever heard on global heating."

[Editor: see videos in tweets below at link here.]

Chris Hatch
Protests against Canada in Madrid, Spain. Dec. 11, 2019. Photo by Indigenous Climate Action / Allan Lissner

December 13th 2019

Pity the poor staffers assigned to Canada’s negotiating team at COP25, they must be suffering whiplash.

Sophie Yeo
COP 25

 December 13, 2019

Climate activists have found plenty to be angry about at this year’s UN climate talks, which are scheduled to conclude in Madrid tonight. From youth groups to indigenous people, civil society has been more riled than in previous years, as the disconnect grows between momentum on the streets and the slow progress of the negotiations.

Chris Hatch & Barry Saxifrage
Co2 vs COPs

December 12th 2019

You’ve been hearing there's a global climate summit happening in Madrid this week. If you’re wondering what these international negotiations are and whether they have been making any progress, you’ve come to the right place.

Every year, the countries of the world get together and try to figure out what to do about the accelerating climate emergency. In United Nations jargon, it’s called a “Conference of the Parties,” which is why you’ll hear it described as “COP.”

Greta Thunberg
Greta at COP 25

COP 25 Madrid - 11 December 2019 - High Level Event on Climate Emergency

Watch the complete speech here:

Mark Maslin

November 28, 2019

The fossil fuel industry, political lobbyists, media moguls and individuals have spent the past 30 years sowing doubt about the reality of climate change - where none exists. The latest estimate is that the world’s five largest publicly-owned oil and gas companies spend about US$200 million a year on lobbying to control, delay or block binding climate policy.


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