As we wait for a vaccine, there is another global threat we could address today

By Sue Wareham
May 25 2020 - 6:30pm
There are 14,000 nuclear weapons currently in existence, serving no purpose except to terrify other human beings around the globe. Picture: Shutterstock

Calls by scientists and others have been made for climate action to play a key role in the post-COVID-lockdown world that is slowly coming into view. These calls are critically important; no responsible government can ignore them. After warnings in recent years about the risk of a global pandemic, we should have learnt that risks don't go away simply by being ignored.