Essay by Eric Worrall
Fantasies of heat stroke victims rotting in the streets, and military and security leaders stepping in to protect the world from the weakness of civilian leaders.
Terrifying ‘hyperthreat’ coming for Australia as El Nino chance rises
Australia is no stranger to this danger – in fact, it’s almost become normal – but the brutal reality of what it signals is terrifying.
April 22, 2023 4:17 pm
Jamie Seidel | news.com.au
This isn’t normal.
This is rapidly becoming the new normal.
Which raises the question, what’s the next-level unusual?
Dr Greg Raymond of the Australian National University’s College of Asia & the Pacific put just such a scenario to a group of South East Asian and Australian defence officials.
After four hours of high-intensity action and reaction, things didn’t turn out so well.
Climate security researcher Dr Elizabeth Boulton, a former Australian Army logistics officer, says we know worse is on its way.
When it arrives, people will want solutions.
And in a crisis, governments turn to their military, emergency services and intelligence agencies for answers.
“People within the security sector are very motivated to protect their communities,” she says. “They have a sort of protective instinct. They’re citizens themselves, drawn from the wider community. And they know the taxpayer pays for the security forces. So they face quite a moral problem if they’re directed to defend a dangerous economic structure against a harmed populace.”
Bodies lay rotting in the streets. People are getting sick.
Amid the social uproar and suffering, the UN Security Council declares a planetary emergency.
“The criminal groups moved in and became the security providers of choice,” Dr Boulton says of the war game’s outcome.
Read more: https://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/climate-change/terrifying-hyperthreat-coming-for-australia-as-el-nino-chance-rises/news-story/aeca98abd0aa28f2aec16c4fa36cf991
Military connected people from multiple nations, some likely from nations with an unsettled track record of democratic rule or which are currently ruled by autocrats, being encouraged to rehearse a climate emergency in which security personnel like themselves are tempted to usurp power from the civilian government, because of the civilian government’s alleged unwillingness to take the steps needed to address the crisis.
I mean, what could possibly go wrong.
But we would expect no less from the ANU, the very same university whose deputy director of public awareness of science in 2014 explained the ends justify the means when it comes to climate propaganda:- “… What we need now is to become comfortable with the idea that the ends will justify the means. We actually need more opinions, appearing more often and expressed more noisily than ever before. …”
via Watts Up With That?
April 22, 2023 at 01:04PM