The myth of a “survivable” nuclear war

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On this week’s Nuclear Hotseat, Libbe HaLevy interviews Beyond Nuclear board member, Karl Grossman. “Nuclear survival” propaganda is showing up with greater frequency in the United States. What is the immediate purpose and what might be the ultimate goal? Are we being conned into assuming nuclear war is inevitable… but survivable?  These are among the many topics discussed with Grossman, a veteran, award-winning environmental investigative reporter, author of six books, and a journalism professor at the State University of New York/College at Old Westbury. Karl hosts the syndicated television program Enviro Close-Up with Karl Grossman and has been covering nuclear issues for more than 50 years.

And Beyond Nuclear’s Linda Pentz Gunter looks at how media outlets, such as the Washington Post, on the one hand raise the alarm about our unpreparedness for drastic sea-level rise, and on the other, champion the continued and expanded use of nuclear power, an inherent contradiction. That’s the focus of this week’s Hot Story.

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