Friday, February 13, 2015

Nuclear weapons are still a huge danger

Ward Wilson writes about what factors encourage anti-nuclear-weapons popular movements, which have been on the wane in recent years, in Why are there no big nuke protests? Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (n/d; accessed 02/13/2015).

At the conclusion, he includes this reminder:

Just because ordinary citizens have decided to put the problem of nuclear weapons out of their minds doesn't mean that the danger no longer exists. Nuclear weapons remain the gravest threat of sudden catastrophe that we face. Warlike emotions are growing, not fading. Sudden foreign policy crises seem to come with increasing frequency. The danger of the use of nuclear weapons, in such an emotionally unstable time, is perhaps greater than it has ever been. [my emphasis]

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