The webinar will focus on how climate change increases the danger of nuclear war and how a nuclear war would cause further catastrophic climate disruption. This case study of South Asia will show the way the twin existential threats of climate and nuclear risks interact in a way that threatens us all. Solutions such as the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) and the Green New Deal that enable us to confront the threats will also be addressed.
Asha Asokan will address the growing impact of climate change on the people of South Asia. Zia Mian will focus on the current dynamic (level of tension) exacerbated by climate change. Ira Helfand will talk about the medical consequences both locally and globally.
A panel of the three experts will discuss some solutions followed by Questions and Answers.