Desperation Alert: Climate change to cause more crime
examines the implications of climate change for Australia's police forces and officers.
The report has a number of recommendations including the creation of an information hub and the development of risk assessments of the locations that will be most affected by climate change as part of a multi-agency strategic approach to climate change adaptation.
The kinds of crime they foresee include:
- water theft: individuals stealing water, use of fraudulent water trucks, siphoning from river systems
- violent protests aimed at the government over perceived inadequate policy responses
- natural disasters providing an opportunity for looting
- more "climate refugees" seeking entry to Australia