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Academic publications 

(If links below do not work; PDFs of key papers are on E.G. Boulton's Academia webpage)

The Hyperthreat and Politico-Military Response: Outcomes from a Military Appreciation of Entangled Security, chapter in 'Climate Change, Conflict and (In)Security: Hot War', (1st edition), Edited By Timothy Clack, Ziya Meral, Louise Selisny, Routledge, 2024

PLAN E (THEORY): PLAN E Grand Strategy for the Twenty-First-Century Era of Entangled Security and Hyperthreats, Journal Advanced Military Studies (JAMS) Vol. 13, No.1, 2022. US Marine Corps University Press, Washington. (pp 92 - 128). (Alternate LINK via Project Muse) 

PLAN E (EXAMPLE PLAN): An Introduction to PLAN E: Grand Strategy for the Twenty-First-Century Era of Entangled Security and Hyperthreats, Expeditions with Marine Corps University Press (MCUP) (Digital Journal), 2022. (Alterate LINK via Project MUSE). 

The Gender Dimension, in Niche Wars Australia in Afghanistan and Iraq, 2001–2014, 2020

Climate Change as a Hyperthreat,(link) in Australian Contributions to Strategic and Military Geography, Springer, 2018

Climate change as a ‘hyperobject’:  review of Timothy Morton's narrative (link), Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change, 2016

A user-centred design approach to the Seasonal Climate Outlook, in Climate ExChange. World Meteorological Organization, 2012




Warfare in the Red Sea: What about nature?, Modern Diplomacy, 21 January 2024. 


A Christmas wish: Humanity reclaims its dignity and grandeur, Pearls & Irritations, John Menadue Public Policy Journal, 23 December 2023

Beyond COP28: Plan E and the Entangled Security Approach, Rethinking Security, (UK) 13 December 2023

Group think: Paralysis and the missing ONI climate security report; Pearls & Irritations, John Menadue Public Policy Journal, 16 September 2023

Redefining violence is key to planetary security, Pearls & Irritations, John Menadue Public Policy Journal, 23 August 2023

Climate and ecological security: time for rogue thinking?   Pearls & Irritations, John Menadue Public Policy Journal, 28 July 2023

There is a plan for human survival Pearls & Irritations, (Letter) Pearls & Irritations, John Menadue Public Policy Journal, 26 June 2023

We must address the alarming rates of female veteran suicide, Women's Agenda & P&I Journal, 19 Feb 2023


Violet Coco is right: The hyperthreat demands emergency actionPearls & Irritations, John Menadue Public Policy Journal, 7 Dec 2022

After COP27, What Are The Options? An Introduction to Plan EScientists' Warning, 23 November 2022

What happens if the climate and ecological crisis is framed as a national threat? Six InsightsPearls & Irritations, John Menadue Public Policy Journal, 8 Sep 2022

Climate Change Isn’t a Threat Multiplier. It’s the Main Threat.  Defense One, 2 July 2022. 

Applying war theory to the hyperthreat of climate and environmental change Independent Australia, 25 May 2022


A response to: “Double Game” by Richard Denniss and Allan Behm, Australian Foreign Affairs Journal, AFA13 - October 2021

Plan E: A climate-centred security strategy? Green Agenda Quarterly Journal, Spring 2021 

Universal Truths and Another Way, Woroni, ANU Student Magazine 17 Mar 2021 (Alternate version with more pictures here: Truth, war and the hyperthreat of climate & environmental change Medium BLOG 7 Jan 2021). 


Australian bushfires: We need a post-human disaster response Medium BLOG 2020

Come on America — revolutionize ‘how to talk’ — beat the odds that are working against democracy. Medium BLOG, 4 Nov 2020 

COVID19, supermarkets and grace under fire. Medium BLOG, 31 Jul 2020.


Telling the story of climate change: threat or emergency? The Power to Persuade 2019  

The new socio-cultural world of 2020-2050: What might it mean for militaries? The Wavell Room 2018

A Case Study - The Librarian Wars (Leadership and selecting the right centre of gravity) The Cove 2017

How Climate Scientists Cut Through a Political log-jam of Gigantic Proportions Lowy Institute 2016

Why climate change needs 60,000 artists to tell its story The Conversation 2016


Reports, submissions

Submission to the Australian Defence Strategic Review, (2022).  

Statement by E.G. Boulton, on withdrawal from Sydney Festival. 15 Jan 2022 Phoenix from the Sydney Festival ashes: Australia, Palestine & Israel — towards a surprising fresh start? 

Submission to the Australian Senate Inquiry: Implications of climate change for Australia's national security, Submission 47 (2017). 

Australian Army Discussion Paper: TEAMING: An introduction to gender studies, unshackling human talent and optimising military capability for the coming Era of Equality: 2020 to 2050 (2017)


Media coverage and reviews of PLAN E etc

2023, 22 Apr. Jamie Seidel, Terrifying ‘hyperthreat’ coming for Australia as El Nino chance rises(Write-up "PLAN E wargame", Canberra.) 

2022, 25 Nov. Robert Hunziker, The Foreboding Hyperthreat Looms Large, Counterpunch

2022, 1 Jul. Robert Hunziker, US Marine Press Takes on Hothouse Earth, Counterpunch.

2022, 23 Jun. Nafeez Ahmed: Defence Agencies ‘Accelerating’ Risk of ‘Hothouse Earth’ US Military Study WarnsByline Times


Liz Boulton's Book / Film Reviews

Film Review: The Cost (2023) directed by Matthew Holmes

Book Review: Wings of Change: The inside story of Australia's first female Green Beret Commando and her fight for change' (2022) by Robyn Fellowes

Book Review: Here, there are Dragons, (2020) by Witness J

Book Review: All Day Long the Noise of Battle (2011) by Gerard Windsor

Book Review: The Amazons  (2016) by Adrienne Mayor

Book Review: Elon Musk How the Billionaire CEO of SpaceX and Tesla is Shaping Our Future (2017) by Ashlee Vance


Other blogs - random musings 

BLOG site: The Topo Is Changing (~ 2017)

BLOG site: Medium