We all can’t follow and read the extensive resources she devours each day, but we asked Sr. Carol where she would point the curious among us to see what she is reading. She shared a few of the sources she follows. She also mentioned one of the most common questions she hears: “But will corporations and investors really walk away from the financial advantages of nuclear weapons?
Her answer is: “YES! Companies are already refusing to ‘bank the bomb’. Her answer is: “YES! Companies are already refusing to ‘bank the bomb’. And there are watchdogs tracking other companies.
So what is Sr. Carol reading today?
- Doomsday Clock Announcement: It is 100 seconds to midnight. 2021
January 27, 2021, from Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
Human beings can manage the dangers posed by modern technology, even in times of crisis. But if humanity is to avoid an existential catastrophe—one that would dwarf anything it has yet seen—national leaders must do a far better job of countering disinformation, heeding science, and cooperating to diminish global risks.
- What companies “bank the bomb”? See this report. https://www.dontbankonthebomb.com/about/
- Nuclear Weapons Banned, What Does that Mean for Producers?
The companies involved in the development, production, manufacture, possession, and stockpiling of nuclear weapons are… read more… https://www.dontbankonthebomb.com/eif-producers/
- 3 things investors should consider as the nuclear weapon ban comes into effect
- Why Investec should divest from the nuclear weapons industry
Daily Maverick, Opinion, Mark Turpin, 24 January 2021A total of 86 countries have signed up to the treaty, and it has now been ratified by 51 countries (state parties), including South Africa, making it part of the domestic law of these countries.As well as the vast majority of countries that have signed up to the treaty, there is widespread public and civil society support for the treaty around the world – even in the countries that maintain or host nuclear weapons.For example, in each of Belgium, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands (all of which host US nuclear weapons on their soil, and which would be in the frontline of a nuclear conflict in Europe) there is a clear majority of people who want their countries to sign up to the treaty and have the weapons removed. https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/opinionista/2021-01-24-why-investec-should-divest-from-the-nuclear-weapons-industry/Other nuclear weapon producing companies to keep an eye on: Raytheon, L3 Harris, Lockheed Martin