For Peace and Planet
The hands of the Doomsday Clock – which show how close humanity is to a catastrophe caused by human activity – remains at 100 seconds to midnight, the closest since it was launched in 1947. The reason given by the scientists was the dual threat of climate change and nuclear war.
Rather than seeing these two threats as separate, we need to recognise that they are fundamentally interlinked. Every penny the government spends on nuclear weapons is money that could be better spent on tackling climate change. We need to be investing in green technologies and renewable energy sources.
Climate change leads to increased competition between states over dwindling resources. This increases the likelihood of conflict over issues such as land, clean water and food – and even nuclear war.
Studies suggest that even a regionalised nuclear conflict could devastate our eco-system causing mass starvation affecting millions of people.
The solution to climate change must involve global nuclear disarmament. This would free up huge resources which could instead be used in the fight against climate change. And it would also help to ensure a future for our planet free from nuclear war.
CND is proud to be part of the movement calling for urgent action to deal with the climate threat. We are a member of XR Peace and support other peaceful campaigners such as the school strikers. We believe that furthering understanding and collaboration on the issues of climate change and nuclear weapons will help us to build a world free from these existential threats.
In the face of two looming catastrophic threats it is more important than ever that we take our planet’s future into our own hands and organise collectively for change. Become a part of this movement and join CND today.
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