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Hi, my name is Liz Boulton and I live in Regional Victoria, Australia.

 I set up this website to create an avenue to convey research and thinking on #PLAN_E



  • Knowledge for all. Make new research accessible and understandable for the average person. #Research2Public

  • Independence. The site is self funded.

  • Real conversation. Security strategy, in the 21st century, requires a societal wide hyper-conversation.

Dr Elizabeth G Boulton

Professional background:

  • Emergency logistics (military & NGOs).
  • Sustainable supply chain consulting.
  • Climate risk communication.
  • Work in Asia Pacific; Africa; Middle East.


  • Climate Change & (In) security Project (CCIP)
  • Environmental Peacebuilding Association (EnPAx)

  • Promoting, Interrogating and Mobilising Adult Learning and Education (PIMA)

  • The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILTA)


  • BaArts (1st class hons) Literature/History (UNSW)
  • MBA HR/logistics (UNSW)
  • Masters Climate Policy: Sustainable supply chains (UniMelb)
  • PhD: Time to reframe threat? (ANU)
Academic publications

Why we need a new way to talk and conduct sense-making

This is such a critical moment in human history, yet capacity to share knowledge and discuss issues across the community is hampered by a range of barriers:

  • Closed door policy-making
  • Media ownership
  • Social media algorithms
  • Deliberate fake news and misinformation
  • Bias (class, tribalism, gender, mental health etc)
  • Plain old power-mongering dynamics

Meanwhile, the cost of education is going up, especially for Humanities courses... This is a worry because the 'humanities' can turbo-boost our capacity for sense-making... something we need in confusing times... 


Research focus

My research developed the idea that, considered together, global warming and general environmental degradation, constitute a new type of threat.

A threat which Humanity has not faced before… a ‘hyperthreat’. In other words, the way in which killing, harm and destruction will occur, in the 21st Century is very different.... We need a new strategy...


I apply military analytical and planning tools to consider how to contain the ‘hyperthreat’ of climate and environmental change.

How do we tame the hyperthreat beast? 


Strategy making and the need for a


My initial focus was upon developing the conceptual frameworks that would allow an adequate strategy to be developed.

However, an adequate strategy (or plan) would require far more input, from far more people...

That’s why I wish to introduce the concepts and ideas... so more people can meaningfully participate and critique the issues...


People like you? 

Transdisciplinary approach – what’s that?

I take a ‘transdisciplinary’ approach…. That means… fusing knowledge domains to create new knowledge…

Sense-making in the Anthropocene means coming out of silos…

I draw from whichever ‘discipline’ or field of knowledge might help solve the problem…

  • security theory
  • military strategy
  • climate and environmental science and policy
  • social science
  • neuroscience
  • literature
  • cultural studies
  • eco-philosophy
  • theology
  • current affairs
  • popular culture