What we do know is that humans can survive and recover from war, probably even a nuclear one. Humans cannot recover from runaway climate change. Nuclear war is not an inevitable extinction event; six degrees of warming is. . .
It is a stark reflection of how homicidal our economy is—and our collective adherence to its whims—that nuclear war could be a rational course of action.
Samuel Miller-McDonald is a geography PhD student at University of Oxford studying the intersection of grassroots movements and energy transition. He is managing editor at ActivistLab.org and a writer.