National Security Podcast: Climate Change, Disaster Preparedness and the Australian Defense Force

In this episode of National Security PodcastJames Mortensen and Anastasia Kapetas join Will Stoltz to explore the growing threat of natural disasters in Australia and the role of the Australian Defense Force in responding to it.

In recent years, Australia has faced a series of devastating natural disasters – following intense bushfires and cyclones, thousands of Australians are currently struggling with the impact of historic floods. With these events occurring more frequently, what threat does climate change pose to Australia’s national security? And are the Australian Defense Forces properly prepared to provide the disaster support they are continually being asked to provide? So National Security Podcast, Senior Lecturer at ANU’s National Security College, Dr. James Mortensen and National Security Editor at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, Anastasia Kapetas, join Dr. Will Stoltz in exploring these questions. Listen here:

Dr. James Mortensen is a lecturer at ANU’s National Security College where he currently teaches several postgraduate courses focusing on national security ethics as well as the intersection of environment, cyber and emerging technologies with the development of national security policies.

Anastasia Kapetas is National Security Editor of The strategist at the Australian Institute of Strategic Policy. His research has explored the geopolitics of climate and security in the Indo-Pacific as well as policy options for assessing and adapting to the impacts of climate change.

Dr William Stoltz is the Senior Public Policy Advisor at the ANU National Security College, responsible for mobilizing the College’s research and resident expertise to influence and inform current public policy debates.

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