“Humanity continues to face two simultaneous existential dangers—nuclear war and climate change—that are compounded by a threat multiplier, cyber-enabled information warfare, that undercuts society’s ability to respond,” says the 2020 statement by the Science and Security Board of Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. “The international security situation is dire, not just because these threats exist, but because world leaders have allowed the international political infrastructure for managing them to erode.”
“The Doomsday Clock reminds us once again that the nations of the world need to sign the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons to begin to remove the threat of nuclear war and its climate effects,” said Robock, a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences in the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences at Rutgers–New Brunswick. “At the same time, the climate change problem needs to be solved and we need to work together to leave the fossil fuels in the ground and move quickly to a green economy.”
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