- Armament and disarmament
- Conflict, peace and security
- Peace and development
The effects of weapons of mass destruction cannot be contained, either spatially or temporally; are partially unpredictable; discriminate poorly between combatants and non-combatants and are highly disruptive of ecosystems and the plants and animals they contain.
This book describes several weapons of mass destruction and examines the extent and duration of environmental damage to be expected from them. Chapters are devoted to the ecological impacts of nuclear weapons, chemical and biological weapons, and geophysical and environmental weapons.
The book concludes that it is an urgent necessity to reach a universal accord on a comprehensive ban on the use or possession of weapons of mass destruction.
1. Nuclear weapons
2. Chemical and biological weapons
3. Geophysical and environmental weapons