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The Pacific’s Nuclear Legacy in the Context of the Climate Crisis

Vaha, Milla (2023) The Pacific’s Nuclear Legacy in the Context of the Climate Crisis. [Professional and Technical Reports]

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The Pacific region was used as an atomic testing site by the world’s nuclear powers for five decades. This testing has left behind a wide range of severe impacts, from continuous health complications to contaminated land and increased food insecurity. Today, the region is also at the frontline of climate change. This paper maps out some consequences of atomic testing in the Pacific region and their relationship to climate change threats. It argues that by seeking global recognition for both nuclear and climatic existential threats, the Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs) make a strong case for the compensation owed to them by the international community – especially, by the powers that intentionally chose these territories as their nuclear playground.

Item Type: Professional and Technical Reports
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DU Oceania (South Seas)
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Divisions: School of Law and Social Sciences (SoLaSS)
Depositing User: Milla Vaha
Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2023 23:25
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2023 23:25

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