Editor:

The recent nuclear famine study released by Physicians for Social Responsibility clearly outlines the grave threat to humanity still posed by nuclear weapons. The study provides another argument for ridding the world of nuclear weapons once and for all.

According to the report, even a “limited” nuclear war between India and Pakistan would cause global climate effects for a decade — causing crop failures that put up to 2 billion people at risk of starvation — all this with just one half of 1 percent of the world’s arsenals, or 100 Hiroshima-sized bombs. To eliminate the risk posed by nuclear war or nuclear terrorism, we need to reduce nuclear arsenals around the world to zero.

 

Dr. Janet Maker

Los Angeles