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Climate change is a threat to national security. How is the military preparing for the fight?

Climate change is a threat to national security. How is the military preparing for the fight?

The Australian Defence Force will be inordinately affected by future humanitarian crises and military conflicts resulting from climate change. How it acts today will prove crucial.

Online media leads the way in horrific humanitarian crises

Online media leads the way in horrific humanitarian crises

Online media may still be tying itself in knots over the small matter of how to make money but when it comes to covering horrific humanitarian crises, it really comes into its own.

Crikey wrap: Haitian earthquake could mean up to 100,000 dead

Crikey wrap: Haitian earthquake could mean up to 100,000 dead

As rescuers from around the world begin to pick through the rubble, Crikey picks through the media coverage.

Climate refugees to rise by 50% by 2015

Climate refugees to rise by 50% by 2015

A new Oxfam report says a 50% increase in people affected by climate-related humanitarian disasters by 2015 could overwhelm emergency response and humanitarian aid systems.