No Nuclear Famine
Even a relatively small nuclear war would have devastating effects on the global climate. Climate scientists have found that as few as 100 Hiroshima-sized nuclear weapons exploded over modern cities would send enough soot and smoke into the upper atmosphere to trigger a sudden, dramatic global cooling.This nuclear-war-induced climate change would shorten growing seasons and disrupt agricultural production around the world.
Your gift will help IPPNW bring this under-reported and under-appreciated story about the dangers of nuclear war to politicians, diplomats, military leaders, the media, and the public around the world. We have already made a start. We have produced a briefing kit on CD-ROM, including fact sheets, scientific papers, and a Powerpoint presentation that can be used by doctors, medical students, and grassroots activists to disseminate these findings and explain their importance. Physician experts have joined climate scientists in presenting these findings to members of Congress in the US; to parliamentarians in Britain and Germany; to nuclear experts at NATO; to the President and Prime Minister of India; and to diplomats at meetings of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and the UN General Assembly. Our goal is to persuade the international community that the only meaningful solution to a danger so great is the complete elimination of nuclear weapons.