Climate science as intelligence: Antarctica’s strategic value
What are Australia’s strategic interests in Antarctica? What role does the continent play in climate science? And what does Australia stand to gain from investment in the region?
In this episode of the National Security Podcast, Dr James Mortensen and Isabelle Bond, authors of recent NSC Policy Options Paper Cold logic: getting intelligent about Antarctica, join William Leben to discuss the geopolitics of Antarctica.
James Mortensen is a Lecturer at the ANU National Security College.
Isabelle Bond is a Research Assistant at the ANU National Security College.
William Leben is a Senior Research Officer at the ANU National Security College.
- ANU National Security College academic programs: find out more
- ANU National Security College, Policy Options Paper: Cold logic: getting intelligent about Antarctica
- Australian Antarctic Strategy & 20 Year Action Plan
- Antarctic Treaty System
- News article based on study published in Nature: Antarctic ice melt could disrupt the world’s oceans: study
- Center for Strategic & International Studies reporting: Frozen Frontiers: China’s Great Power Ambitions in the Polar Regions
- March 2022 ice shelves collapse
- UN report: no credible pathway to limit warming to 1.5 °C
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