Published November 17, 2014
HAVANA (AP) — Fidel Castro has participated in a scientific conference with a U.S. researcher, discussing the threat of a "nuclear winter."
Alan Robock, a professor in the Department of Environmental Studies at Rutgers University, spoke with Castro during a Tuesday meeting in Havana.
The pair talked about the catastrophic effects on global climate change that could be unleashed by nuclear war, state media said.
He said fighting should have begun in July but has since said he may have been premature.
Castro and Robock said that in addition to countless deaths, such a conflict would be devastating for the planet's environment.