Bill Pearce

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The Other Threat to Our Species

pdf available by Bill Pearce While we are reminded daily of the challenges humanity faces coming to terms with global warming, we seem to have lost sight of the other existential crisis our planet is facing — the risk of nuclear conflagration. At a minimum, steps must be taken to reduce nuclear risks to a […]

The Other Threat to Our Species

pdf available by Bill Pearce While we are reminded daily of the global warming crisis our planet is facing we seem to have lost sight of the other crisis we are facing, the risk of a nuclear conflagration. At the height of the cold war the Doomsday Clock moved to two minutes to midnight (and apocalypse).  […]

The Other Threat to Our Species

pdf available by Bill Pearce While we are reminded daily of the global warming crisis our planet is facing we seem to have lost sight of the other crisis we are facing, the risk of a nuclear conflagration. At the height of the cold war the Doomsday Clock moved to two minutes to midnight (and apocalypse).  […]

Canada should support “No First Use” of nuclear weapons

pdf available by Bill Pearce Over a quarter century after the end of the Cold War, Russia and the United States are in a dangerous arms race that even President Trump has acknowledged recently as “getting out of control.” As a party to the Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty (NPT), Canada has an obligation to pursue […]

Restoring Faith in the UN (December 2017)

by Bill Pearce, President of WFM – Canada’s Victoria chapter On April 12th 2017 Russia vetoed a proposed resolution of the Security Council (SC) which condemned the reported use of chemical weapons in Syria and required Syria to provide unfettered access to the Fact Finding Mission of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, […]

Canada Shuns UN Nuclear Disarmament Initiative

pdf available On October 27, the UN General Assembly’s First Committee (Disarmament and International Security) passed a historic resolution, mandating the launch in 2017 of negotiations for a legally binding instrument prohibiting nuclear weapons. Canada’s vote against this resolution puts this country on the wrong side of history. The genesis for this initiative arose from […]

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