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Nuclear Famine: Two Billion People at Risk?

December 11, 2013 // 0 Comments

In  “Nuclear Famine: Two Billion People at Risk?”, Physicians for Social Responsibility’s researchers report that the climatic effects of a “limited” nuclear war between Pakistan and India would cut crop production worldwide, putting up to 2 billion people at risk of starvation.   In response to the profound …

Humanitarian Consequences of Nuclear War

September 15, 2013 // 0 Comments

Remarks delivered by Ira Helfand, co-founder of Physicians for Social Responsibility, at the Remembering Hiroshima event in Cambridge, August 6, 2013 When President Obama took office in 2009, more than 300 medical leaders from around the world wrote to him and newly inaugurated Russian President …