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Experts warn of increase in climate change crime
PM - Thursday, 23 October , 2008 18:46:00
Reporter: Jayne Margetts
MARK COLVIN: Climate change and the measures taken to control it may have one unexpected result: a crime wave.
The Australian Strategic Policy Institute pinpoints the risk of carbon market fraud, an increase in violent crime, and looting after natural disasters as just some of the challenges police may face as the globe warms.
The think tank is calling on the nation's police forces to start preparing.
Jayne Margetts reports.
JAYNE MARGETTS: In September last year the federal police commissioner Mick Keelty had this warning:
MICK KEELTY: The potential security issues are enormous and should not be underestimated. Climate change is going to be the security issue of the 21st century.
JAYNE MARGETTS: At the end of this year the Federal Government is expected, for the first time, to include climate change in its National Security Statement.
But a new report has found it's not even a blip on the radar for most senior police officers.
ANTHONY BERGIN: I think it's one of those issues that hasn't really been considered.