United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Practice Relating to Rule 45. Causing Serious Damage to the Natural Environment
Section B. Environmental modification techniques
In its written statement submitted to the ICJ in the Nuclear Weapons case in 1995, the United Kingdom stated:
The [1976 ENMOD] Convention was designed to deal with the deliberate manipulation of the environment as a method of war … While the use of a nuclear weapon may have considerable effects on the environment, it is unlikely that it would be used for the deliberate manipulation of natural processes. The effect on the environment would normally be a side-effect of the use of a nuclear weapon, just as it would in the case of use of other weapons.