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Alex Kirby – Climate change threatens US influence

Climate News Network, 2 December, 2015 – Two American security experts say the Asia-Pacific region needs massive international aid to tackle its greatest problem − climate change.

And they fear that without a huge outlay on development, diplomacy and defence, the US claim to global leadership may be challenged.

In a report they edited for the Centre for Climate and Security (CCS), Caitlin Werrell and Francesco Femia say the region needs a new version of the Marshall Plan, the visionary scheme that helped to rebuild western Europe after the second world war.

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