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An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile, equipped with a test reentry vehicle, is launched during an operational test at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, Feb. 25, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kyla Gifford)

An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile, equipped with a test reentry vehicle, is launched during an operational test at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, Feb. 25, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kyla Gifford)

(WASHINGTON EXAMINER) — If nuclear war breaks out and tens of millions die, the Atlantic has figured out who the real victim would be: the climate.

The far-left magazine owned by Apple founder Steve Jobs’s billionaire widow Laurene Powell Jobs is drawing relentless online mockery for a 1,200-word essay by Robinson Meyer warning that if the Russian invasion of Ukraine were to spiral into a nuclear war, it “would be worse for the climate than any energy policy that Donald Trump ever proposed.”

“If you are worried about rapid, catastrophic changes to the planet’s climate, then you must be worried about nuclear war,” writes Meyer. “That is because, on top of killing tens of millions of people, even a relatively “minor” exchange of nuclear weapons would wreck the planet’s climate in enormous and long-lasting ways.”

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