[LINK] Surviving Climate Change

Tom Worthington tom.worthington at tomw.net.au
Sat Jan 24 12:50:52 AEDT 2015

On 22/01/15 08:36, I wrote:

> ... Changing climate ... may well increase the risk of global nuclear
> war ...

The Board of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Science and Security 
appear to agree. They have advanced the hands of the "Doomsday Clock" to 
3 Minutes To Midnight". This is in response to "... unchecked climate 
change and a nuclear arms race resulting from modernization of huge 
arsenals pose extraordinary and undeniable threats to the continued 
existence of humanity". 

Perhaps there should be a standardized "Hot Line" for use between 
nations. The hard part would be agreeing who could talk to who and 
having them train to use the system. Not much hardware or software is 
needed: the Moscow–Washington hot-line uses off-the-shelf text-chat and 
email software (such hot-lines don't use voice communication).  However, 
such a system would have to operate in the face of cyber-attacks and 
electronic warfare, by the nations involved in the dispute and third 
parties. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hotline#Between_states

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