Admiral Chris Barrie on how Australia should respond to increasing disasters [webinar]

featuring Ebony Bennett and Richie Merzian

During the Black Summer bushfires the RFS had 78,000 volunteers in the field; the ADF can’t put more than 6000-7000 people in the field – so the scale is an issue for a start

Today we bring you another conversation from the Australia Institute’s webinar series.

We spoke to retired Admiral Chris Barrie AC (Ret), former Chief of the Australian Defence Force and honorary Professor at the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre ANU about the need for real leadership to tackle the profound security implications of global warming.

He was in conversation with Richie Merzian, director of the Australia Institute’s climate & energy program.

This was recorded live on 23 March 2022 and things may have changed since recording.

Host: Ebony Bennett, Deputy Director at the Australia Institute // @ebony_bennett
Admiral Chris Barrie AC (Ret)
Richie Merzian, Climate & Energy program director, Australia Institute // @richiemerzian
The Australia Institute // @theausinstitute
Producer: Jennifer Macey // @jennifermacey
Editor: Holly Forrest // @hollyjforrest
Theme Music: Pulse and Thrum; additional music by Blue Dot Sessions