Massachusetts Medical Society: A Global Challenge: Modeling the Effect of Nuclear Weapons on Climate and the Effect of Climate on Nuclear Weapons - Important Interactions

A Global Challenge: Modeling the Effect of Nuclear Weapons on Climate and the Effect of Climate on Nuclear Weapons - Important Interactions

Overlapping Health Impacts

Friday, September 22, 2023 – 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. ET – Virtual Live Webinar

This webinar will focus on how the deployment of nuclear weapons would create disastrous effects on climate. In turn, climate change not only increases the likelihood of war due to competition for resources (water, air, soil) and therefore increased violence on a warming planet, but also is directly affecting vulnerable nuclear weapons sites and legacy nuclear waste from weapons development, with disproportionate health effects on local populations.

Learn more about the other webinars in this series

3-Part Webinar Series Flyer 


Climate Change, Mobility, Migration, and Health

Caleb Dresser, MD, MPH
Caleb Dresser, MD, MPH
Climate MD Program Lead, Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Global Famine after Nuclear War

Brian Toon, PhD
Brian Toon, PhD
Professor, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
Research Scientist, Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics
University of Colorado, Boulder

Effects of Climate Change on Legacy and Current Nuclear Weapons Development

Matt Korda
Matt Korda
Senior Research Associate and Project Manager, Nuclear Information Project
Federation of American Scientists


Brita E. Lundberg, MD
Brita E. Lundberg, MD
Chair, Board of Directors
Greater Boston Physicians for Social Responsibility

Wynne Armand, MD
Wynne Armand, MD
Associate Director
Massachusetts General Hospital Center for the Environment and Health

Per Webinar Registration Fees

MMS Physician Members – $25
Greater Boston Physicians for Social Responsibility Members – $25
Non-member Physicians – $50
Allied Health Professionals/Others – $20
Non-member Residents and Students – $10
MMS Resident and Student Members – Free

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Massachusetts Medical Society and Greater Boston Physicians for Social Responsibility. The Massachusetts Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement

The Massachusetts Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity meets the criteria of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for risk management study.

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