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IPPNW’s Co-President, Ira Helfand, explains the medical, environmental, and humanitarian consequences of the use of nuclear weapons, and urges viewers of this video to take action for their…
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The medical, environmental, and humanitarian consequences of nuclear war Play video IPPNW’s Co-President, Ira Helfand, explains the medical, environmental, and humanitarian consequences of the use of nuclear weapons, and urges viewers of this video to take action for their… 00:14:01 Added on 24/1/2013 182 views If you’re having trouble viewing this email, you may see it online. Share This: January 24, 2013 IPPNW and its US affiliate, Physicians for Social Responsibility, have produced a new video on the medical, environmental, and humanitarian consequences of nuclear war, featuring IPPNW Co-President Ira Helfand. The video was made at the urging of the Norwegian Red Cross, which had asked for an educational resource that could be used by national Red Cross and Red Crescent societies in support of their resolution calling for the elimination of nuclear weapons. During the 14-minute video, available on IPPNW’s YouTube channel , Dr. Helfand describes the physical destruction and casualties from a nuclear blast over a city; the climate disruption that would result from multiple explosions, leading to global “nuclear famine”; and the catastrophic consequences of a massive exchange of the US and Russian nuclear arsenals that are currently on high alert. “It is important that we understand,” Dr. Helfand tells viewers, “that this is not just some nightmare fantasy I’ve cooked up to scare you. This is a real and present danger. As long as nuclear weapons exist, there exists the possibility that they will be used.” The new video is an updated and abbreviated version of the “nuclear bombing runs” that were a hallmark of IPPNW’s and PSR’s work during the 1980s. The discussion of potential regiThe medical, environmental, and humanitarian consequences of nuclear war Play video IPPNW’s Co-President, Ira Helfand, explains the medical, environmental, and humanitarian consequences of the use of nuclear weapons, and urges viewers of this video to take action for their… 00:14:01 Added on 24/1/2013 182 views If you’re having trouble viewing this email, you may see it online. Share This: January 24, 2013 IPPNW and its US affiliate, Physicians for Social Responsibility, have produced a new video on the medical, environmental, and humanitarian consequences of nuclear war, featuring IPPNW Co-President Ira Helfand. The video was made at the urging of the Norwegian Red Cross, which had asked for an educational resource that could be used by national Red Cross and Red Crescent societies in support of their resolution calling for the elimination of nuclear weapons. During the 14-minute video, available on IPPNW’s YouTube channel , Dr. Helfand describes the physical destruction and casualties from a nuclear blast over a city; the climate disruption that would result from multiple explosions, leading to global “nuclear famine”; and the catastrophic consequences of a massive exchange of the US and Russian nuclear arsenals that are currently on high alert. “It is important that we understand,” Dr. Helfand tells viewers, “that this is not just some nightmare fantasy I’ve cooked up to scare you. This is a real and present danger. As long as nuclear weapons exist, there exists the possibility that they will be used.” The new video is an updated and abbreviated version of the “nuclear bombing runs” that were a hallmark of IPPNW’s and PSR’s work during the 1980s. The discussion of potential regional uses of nuclear weapons, and the nuclear famine that would result, is especially timely, given a recent “advisory” from Indian officials that people in Kashmir “prepare” for a nuclear conflict with Pakistan by building shelters. As harsh as the reality of nuclear war is, the reason for presenting the facts is not to frighten people into hopelessness, but to alert them to the need for action. PSR and other IPPNW affiliates will be using the video to engage the public and decision makers in discussions of the humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons in advance of the upcoming conferences on this subject in Oslo, Norway . “Once you know about this information, you have an obligation to act on it,” Dr. Helfand concludes. “Fortunately, there are things that people can do. A movement is forming around the world to abolish nuclear weapons….And governments are starting to listen. “Each one of us has a role to play in building a movement to abolish nuclear weapons.” 66-70 Union Square, #204 | Somerville, MA | 02143 USAonal uses of nuclear weapons, and the nuclear famine that would result, is especially timely, given a recent “advisory” from Indian officials that people in Kashmir “prepare” for a nuclear conflict with Pakistan by building shelters. As harsh as the reality of nuclear war is, the reason for presenting the facts is not to frighten people into hopelessness, but to alert them to the need for action. PSR and other IPPNW affiliates will be using the video to engage the public and decision makers in discussions of the humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons in advance of the upcoming conferences on this subject in Oslo, Norway . “Once you know about this information, you have an obligation to act on it,” Dr. Helfand concludes. “Fortunately, there are things that people can do. A movement is forming around the world to abolish nuclear weapons….And governments are starting to listen. “Each one of us has a role to play in building a movement to abolish nuclear weapons.” 66-70 Union Square, #204 | Somerville, MA | 02143 USA

Updated by Dr K W Thong,

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