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Canadian MPs respond to Australian report on ‘existential risk to civilization’ from climate change

By Aidan Chamandy      

MPs and experts say an Australian report on the 'existential risk of climate change' should lead to it being viewed as a national security threat.

Military personnel, pictured on April 30, 2019, stacking sandbags at Constance Bay. Canadian Forces units were deployed to flood zones along the Ottawa River Valley in response to record high water levels this past spring. An Australian report recently warned that 'most regions in the world will see a significant drop in food production and increasing numbers of extreme weather events,' like the flooding seen in Quebec and Ontario in 2017 and 2019. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Canadian politicians and environmental experts say an Australian report warning of the “existential risk to civilization” posed by climate change if more action isn’t taken in the next decade should cause the threat to be seen as a national security issue, and motivate a more serious policy response.

Aidan Chamandy

Aidan Chamandy is a reporter covering federal policy and parties for The Hill Times.
- achamandy@hilltimes.com


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