Ukraine war and climate crisis set backdrop for atomic bomb commemoration August 10, 2022
Bringing all the elements together was Tova Fuller, M.D., Ph.D., board vice president at San Francisco-Bay Area Physicians for Social Responsibility and clinical assistant professor in the University of California, San Francisco’s Department of Psychiatry.
The climate crisis “is a threat-multiplier, a conflict multiplier,” she said, pointing to the role an extreme drought in Syria played in forcing the migration of a million and a half people from rural to urban areas, in turn contributing to a violent uprising that eventually led to intervention by two nuclear-weapon states, the U.S. and Russia.n to a post-carbon future.
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