Worst Possible Environmental Disaster: Nuclear War -
nuclear downwinders’ win -
cleaner oceans -
Hiroshima Manga -
WORST POSSIBLE ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER: NUCLEAR WAR
On this episode, first we'll talk about
nuclear downwinders’ win
Our guests are Alice Slater from World Beyond War and Linda Pentz Gunter of Beyond Nuclear. We’ll be talking about preventing the worst possible environmental disaster, nuclear war! The linkage with nuclear power, nuclear proliferation, and nuclear weapons will also be discussed as it is all connected. Nuclear power plants provide the materials for nuclear weapons.
Alice Slater was part of ICAN, International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, when they were awarded the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize for getting countries to agree to categorize nuclear weapons like biological and chemical weapons - never to be made or used again. ICAN is made up of 661 partner organizations in 110 countries. 68 nations have already ratified the United Nations nuclear weapon ban treaty. This is similar to World leaders responding to the global outcry against above-ground nuclear testing. Now the banning of the weapons themselves is finally getting the same outcry.
Linda Pentz Gunter brings a strong environmental perspective to the discussion of the tremendous and disastrous environmental and health damage of uranium mining, milling and transport and the manufacture of nuclear weapons and nuclear fuel. This has been especially hard on Indigenous populations in the U.S. and the Black population of South Africa.
We also have environmental music: The Talbot Brothers of Bermuda singing Atomic Nightmare.
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