The climate-nuclear nexus: Two key threats endangering future generations - Opinion

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'Climate change and the continued existence of nuclear weapons stand out as the two principal threats to the survival of humanity,' writes Jakob von Uexkull, founder of World Future Council, in an opinion in the Huffington Post.

As the Word Future Council has highlighted in a recent report, climate change and nuclear weapons interact with each other in additional ways. 'As evidenced by a series of incidents in recent years, extreme weather events, environmental degradation and major seismic events can directly impact the safety and security of nuclear installations. Moreover, a nuclear war could lead to a rapid and prolonged drop in average global temperatures and significantly disrupt the global climate for years to come, which would have disastrous implications for agriculture, threatening the food supply for most of the world.'

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