Following reports warning the Australians about extreme weather conditions, focus has shifted on planning for the same.
Various departments have to gear up after the Climate Commission’s latest report. These are emergency services, police and military forces. The report clearly exhibited that there will be an increase in the intensity and frequency of many extreme weather events. This may badly affect Australia over the coming decades.
Emergency Management Australia presently possesses a responsibility of helping when asked for assistance. If they receive any requests in this regard, they have to respond immediately. This responsibility has to be increased with the report.
A cabinet mandate is required by EMA to lead the Australian government’s reply to a crisis. With anticipated extreme weather events, the Government will be engaged in ways of meeting any crucial or unexpected situation.
The police will have to deal with emotional trauma that may affect communities in natural disaster areas. A proper infrastructure for disaster management is the need of the hour.
Defense has to stress on dual-use military capabilities, with other supplementary facilities to provide assistance during disasters. All the three services will have to act in a coordinated manner to meet any climate disaster.
WeatherWatch & Topnews