A firefighter walks past burning trees during a battle against bush fires in Nowra, Australia’s New South Wales state. File photo: AFP
A firefighter walks past burning trees during a battle against bush fires in Nowra, Australia’s New South Wales state. File photo: AFP
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Climate change ‘greatest threat’ to Australia’s future and security, defence veterans warn

  • A group of former defence figures released an open letter calling on the country’s political leadership to make climate ‘an immediate security priority’
  • The comments came after the UN chief this week chided Australia for failing to define meaningful near-term measures to cut fossil fuel emissions

A firefighter walks past burning trees during a battle against bush fires in Nowra, Australia’s New South Wales state. File photo: AFP
A firefighter walks past burning trees during a battle against bush fires in Nowra, Australia’s New South Wales state. File photo: AFP
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