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Nuclear War in South Asia Could Kill Millions, Unleash Global Starvation and Climate Change: New Study

Nuclear War in South Asia Could Kill Millions, Unleash Global Starvation and Climate Change: New Study

A new research study, published in the journal Science Advances, concludes that a nuclear exchange between India and Pakistan, which are currently in conflict over Kashmir and engaged in a nuclear arms race with rapidly expanding weapons stockpile and delivery systems, could instantly kill 125 million people and cause global mass starvation.

The findings must force a serious rethinking for the South Asian neighbours and the entire world.

Nearly Everyone on Earth Would Be Threatened if Nuclear Winter Occurs: New Study

Nearly Everyone on Earth Would Be Threatened if Nuclear Winter Occurs: New Study

Anthropocene, Nuclear Weapons September 8, 2019 at 2:05 am 0 comments

Rutgers University | If the United States and Russia waged an all-out nuclear war, much of the land in the Northern Hemisphere would be below freezing in the summertime, with the growing season slashed by nearly 90 percent in some areas, according to a new study. Indeed, death by famine would threaten nearly all of the Earth’s 7.7 billion people, according to the research.

Consequences of Nuclear Tests, Pokhran and Beyond: An Interview  with Prof. Robert Jacobs

Consequences of Nuclear Tests, Pokhran and Beyond: An Interview with Prof. Robert Jacobs

This month in India marked 21 years of the 1998 Pokharan nuclear tests, amid an acerbic and jingoist election campaign, resulting in the Hindu nationalist BJP’s return to power with Mr. Narendra Modi at the helm. Now that the cacophony of the election season is over, and the PM has extended greetings to his Pakistani counterpart, it is time we think more seriously about the impacts of intensifying militarization in a nuclear South Asia. We interviewed Prof. Robert Jacobs of the Hiroshima Peace Institute on the various human, climatic and political implications of nuclear tests.

On Chernobyl and Human Future: Kate Brown’s Must-watch Lecture

On Chernobyl and Human Future: Kate Brown’s Must-watch Lecture

Talk by Kate Brown author of “Manual for Survival: A Chernobyl Guide to the Future” recorded April 16, 2019 at Kane Hall, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Event sponsored by Hanford Challenge