We’ve Never Been This Close To Armageddon Since 1984

January 25, 2015 7:57 PM

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We’ve Never Been This Close To Armageddon Since 1984

The answer is that nuclear war is no longer the only plausible, existential threat we face, according to the ’s science and security board. The other: climate change. And, more specifically, the world’s lackluster response to climate change.

The two threats may seem unrelated, but it’s worthwhile to think about them in the same breath, because there are some interesting parallels between them. The greatest danger posed by nuclear bombs is not their explosive power. It’s the prospect of a nuclear winter—that is, a form of very sudden, hu...

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