The double threat of nuclear weapons and climate change
Our friends at Pax Christi International have launched an education campaign about the interlinkage between climate and nuclear weapons through five themes: conflict, responsibilities, resources, vulnerabilities, and cooperation.
Nuclear weapons and climate change are two of the greatest threats facing the world. With nearly 14,000 nuclear weapons, nine nuclear-armed states possess the capacity to destroy humanity and devastate the environment through war. Climate change threatens all life and responding to it involves shifting priorities and resources away from militaries and war, toward just and sustainable peace.
In anticipation of the upcoming United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26), Pax has prepared a series of infographics and short videos highlighting the relationship between the threat of nuclear weapons and the threat of climate change.
YouTube playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQcTh5AX1PM0w0_4os75onhxti2jgowYe
The videos include testimonials of Alan Robock (U. S. Climatologist), Özlem Demirel (German member of the European Parliament), Susi Snyder (PAX Netherlands), Gem Romuld (ICAN Australia) and Rev. Katalina Tahaafe-Williams (Oceanian Theologian and Climate Justice Activist).
Please share widely within your networks, especially as we look to both COP26 and the upcoming review of the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.
As we need to take the momentum of the COP26 in Glasgow, social media posts on Twitter and Facebook will be used in the coming days.
Cover: Pax Christi International