Climate change a bigger threat than war – Seruiratu

Climate change a bigger threat than war – Seruiratu

By Antonio Rahiman
Monday 13/06/2022
Photo: Fijian Government

The single greatest threat to our very existence is climate change.

This was the message from Defence Minister as he spoke at the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore which was focused on the China-US tensions and the Ukraine war.

Seruiratu says machine guns and fighter jets are not our primary security concern and the single greatest threat to our very existence is climate change.

The Defence Minister says human-induced, devastating climate change threatens our very hopes and dreams of prosperity.

Seruiratu told delegates that waves are crashing at our doorsteps, winds are battering our homes and we are being assaulted by this enemy from many angles.

The Shangri-La Dialogue is Asia's premier defence summit where ministers debate the region’s most pressing security challenges, engage in important bilateral talks and come up with fresh approaches together.

The dialogue was held in Sigapore last week.

Source: BBC

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