International organization of doctors says billions of people are at risk of nuclear war

One of the world’s great organizations opposing nuclear weapons is International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW).  Several years ago they won the Nobel Peace Prize.

Now IPPNW has issued a second edition of their report about how an exchange of nuclear weapons could cause a global famine (“nuclear famine”).

The report is titled, “Nuclear Famine: Two Billion People at Risk?—Global Impacts of Limited Nuclear War on Agriculture, Food Supplies, and Human Nutrition.”  It is at this link:  https://www.ippnw.org/nuclear-famine.html

The report explains how even the relatively small nuclear arsenals of countries such as India and Pakistan could cause devastating and long lasting, global damage to the Earth’s ecosystems.

Essentially, a nuclear war using as few as 100 weapons anywhere in the world would disrupt the global climate and agricultural production so severely that the lives of well over two billion people, particularly the already food-insecure people of a number of countries, would be would be threatened by nuclear war-induced famine!

There are SO MANY REASONS for abolishing nuclear weapons!  I encourage every person to join this movement for human survival.

 

 

 

 

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Since the late 1960s Glen Anderson has devoted his life to working as a volunteer for peace, nonviolence, social justice, and progressive political issues. He has worked through many existing organizations and started several. Over the years he has worked especially for such wide-ranging goals as making peace with Vietnam, eliminating nuclear weapons, converting from a military economy to a peacetime economy, abolishing the death penalty, promoting nonviolence at all levels throughout society, and helping people organize and strategize for grassroots movements to solve many kinds of problems. He writes, speaks, and conducts training workshops on a wide variety of topics. Since 1987 he has produced and hosted a one-hour cable TV interview program on many kinds of issues. Since 2017 he has blogged at https://parallaxperspectives.org He lives in Lacey near Olympia WA. You can reach him at (360) 491-9093 glen@parallaxperspectives.org