From the Environmental Defenders Office.

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If you didn’t see Friday’s news, you may have missed this report, which found that climate change threatened Australians’ health and the viability of communities, businesses and the economy; by heightening the severity of natural hazards, increasing the spread of infectious diseases and increasing water insecurity, and threatening agriculture.

I know it can seem overwhelming at times, but my team is working hard on legal solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and support gutsy communities on the front line.

Today I have sent you a letter about the work we’re doing over the next few months to meet the challenge of climate change and support local communities using both litigation and law reform. Please look out for it in your mailbox this week.

Thank you for helping us defend our environment and advance the law. We can’t do it without you.

David Morris
CEO – Solicitor

“The committee notes the consensus from the evidence that climate change is exacerbating threats and risks to Australia’s national security. These include sea level rise, bushfires, droughts, extreme rainfall events, and higher-intensity cyclones…Climate change is also adversely affecting other aspects of Australia’s national security, including the economy, infrastructure, and community health and well-being.”

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