The more we know, the worse it looks

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IPPNW co-president Tilman Ruff IPPNW co-president Tilman Ruff

[Co-president Tilman Ruff addressed the Open-Ended Working Group on nuclear weapons on May 13 in Geneva, on behalf of IPPNW’s Australian affiliate, MAPW, and ICAN. His remarks follow.]

Given some views expressed here in recent days, I feel a medical responsibility to highlight for representatives in this room some crucial evidence on the weapons under discussion.

Public policy should be based on evidence—especially in relation to the most acute existential threat that has ever lain in human hands.

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