There are 17,000* nuclear weapons around the world. It only takes one to cause a humanitarian catastrophe on a horrific scale. Yet we've talked ourselves into having 2,000 of them on hair trigger alert, ready to be launched within minutes.
We are potentially only minutes away from the horror of seeing an entire city flattened in an instant, killing hundreds of thousands of people with no adequate humanitarian relief possible. Its effects will spread across borders and generations. This is madness, not a security strategy.
The PAX No Nukes-team ispart of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). ICAN works for the abolition of nuclear weapons including through full implementation of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to ICAN in 2017.
There is only one cure for this threat. We have to ban nuclear weapons.