Climate and Nuclear Twin Perils: Letter to the Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull
An open letter to the Australian Prime Minister, the Right Hon. Malcolm Turnbull MP. Signed by more than 200 Australian scientists and scholars in the medical, environmental and physical sciences and humanities. Dated the 17th of October 2017.
On the 26 January, 2017, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists stated: “Over the course of 2016, the global security landscape darkened as the international community failed to come effectively to grips with humanity’s most pressing existential threats, nuclear weapons and climate change.”
These twin perils are not unrelated. As the full horror of climate change unfolds, conflict among nations and peoples over diminishing livable environments and disrupted food and water supplies will increase. Nuclear holocaust is a plausible component of a climate change endgame.
With permission from the Australian Earth and Paleo-climate scientist Dr. Andrew Gikson, the full text of the letter to the Prime Minister can be down-loaded and read by clicking on the pdf icon.
If you know anybody in the press corporation, pass it on to them. One or two might have the guts to report on this important issue rather than the usual false and mundane news and financial markets.
1. The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists: https://thebulletin.org
2. Doomsday Dashboard: https://thebulletin.org/doomsday-dashboard
3. Doomsday Clock. Current time: https://thebulletin.org/sites/default/files/Final%202017%20Clock%20Statement.pdf