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It is still 3 minutes to midnight


  The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action signed by Iran and six world powers has the potential to advance dramatically nuclear disarmament efforts in the Middle East and serve as a precedent for global disarmament, if all parties adhere to its terms. The 2015 Paris Climate Conference agreement brought together more than 190 countries that pledged, with a renewed sense of urgency, to make important and significant advances in the effort to limit climate change. At the same time, North Korea’s nuclear test, vastly expensive nuclear modernization programs in the United States and around the globe, the world’s collective inability to effectively deal with nuclear waste, and the drumbeat of continued climate change remain very serious challenges. As the signatories to this report make clear, the Earth remains perilously and inexcusably close to metaphorical midnight.  More

 

 

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