"A nuclear clash could starve the world"

Opinion Editorial by Jayantha Dhanapala and Ira Helfand
Special to CNN
May 11, 2012

A report by International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) and Physicans for Social Responsibility (PSR) was released at the Nobel Peace Lauriets Summit in Chicago in April which showed that even a limited nuclear war involving less than half of one percent of the world's nuclear arsenals would cause climate disruption that could result in global famine.

Visit CNN for the op-ed by Jayantha Dhanapala and Ira Helfand: "A nuclear clash could starve the world."

The complete report, "Nuclear Famine: A Billion People at Risk.  Global Impacts of Limited Nuclear War on Agriculture, Food Supplies, and Human Nutrition" is available on the PSR website.

Jayantha Dhanapala is President of Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs and a Peace Shaper at The Simons Foundation.