This briefing paper provides an overview of the effects of nuclear weapons on the environment as well their exacerbated impacts as a result of the climate crisis. This paper provides recommendations for environmental remediation based on the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW).
This briefing note addresses the twin crises of nuclear weapons and their impacts along with the climate crisis. Production, testing, the potential of nuclear war, and the additional risks of the climate crisis are all essential to understand the impacts nuclear weapons have on the environment which this paper explores.
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