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Climate change to cause more crime October 23, 2008

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Climate change to cause more crime

From Australian Climate Madness, October 23, 2008

I thought I’d heard it all… not even close. According to the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, climate change can cause more crime. The report (a bargain at $5.00 for a hard copy):

examines the implications of climate change for Australia’s police forces and officers.

The report has a number of recommendations including the creation of an information hub and the development of risk assessments of the locations that will be most affected by climate change as part of a multi-agency strategic approach to climate change adaptation.

The kinds of crime they foresee include:

  • water theft: individuals stealing water, use of fraudulent water trucks, siphoning from river systems
  • violent protests aimed at the government over perceived inadequate policy responses
  • natural disasters providing an opportunity for looting
  • more “climate refugees” seeking entry to Australia

Read it here.




1. Jarrod - August 9, 2010

This short film lays some of realities of climate change:

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