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Time: 7:00 - 8:30 pm (refreshments at 6:30)
Location: All Souls Church (1157 Lexington Ave)
Dr. Andrew S. Kanter, immediate past-President of Physicians for Social Responsibility will share results of a recent study showing the global climate implications of even a small nuclear war involving India and Pakistan that could lead to a billion deaths from starvation. He will explain what this study means for our understanding of our relationship to the planet, and what he recommends as universal ethical principles and practices necessary if we are to survive and have a safe, healthy and sustainable planet for future generations.
The newly generated data on the decline in agricultural production that would follow a limited, regional nuclear war in South Asia support the concern that more than one billion people would be in danger of starvation. Epidemic disease and further conflict spawned by such a famine would put additional hundreds of millions at risk. Read more »
The military operational costs of the war in Iraq, now greater than $500 billion, have surpassed those for the entire Vietnam conflict. These escalating operational costs are alarming, yet the long-term public health costs will be much greater. Read more »
Interview with PSR board member Dr. Andy Kanter. Read more »