If You Love This Planet, Dr. Helen Caldicott

What would nuclear winter mean today?

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Professor Alan Robock of the Department of Environmental Sciences at Rutgers University is a meteorologist who has studied the effects of nuclear winter since the 1980s. Most recently, he has examined the climatic effects of regional nuclear conflicts and the effects of global warming. In this program, he talks about how a full-scale nuclear war between the U.S. and Russia, which each have 10,000 nuclear weapons, could trigger nuclear winter, while detonating even one-third of their collective arsenals would cause catastrophic climate change. A nuclear war between India and Pakistan would wreak major havoc with global temperatures and agriculture. The show ends with a brief excerpt of a lecture Dr Caldicott gave at an early childhood conference in 2007.

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