Nuclear weapons are:
Modern nuclear weapons are far more destructive than those that devastated Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. Even a “limited” nuclear exchange would blast enough soot into the atmosphere to cause extreme climate disruption, causing death by starvation of as many as 2 billion human beings, above and beyond those killed by the bombs.
Nuclear weapons can kill you 4 different ways:
- Intentional use in warfare
(greatest current threat: US vs. North Korea)
- Crisis or misinterpretation leading to war
(this has almost happened at least 12 times,
in addition to the famous Cuban Missile Crisis)
- Accidental detonation
(this has almost happened hundreds of times)
- Extreme cost diverted from our basic needs
for food, shelter, health care
“Deterrence” is a myth. No nuclear-armed country has been any safer, and in fact, having nuclear weapons makes a country MORE of a target.
Profiteering is real. The only reason we have these weapons is that a small number of people are making a large amount of money out of it.
The USA alone has earmarked $1.2 TRILLION just for upgrades over the next 30 years, in addition to the $30-40 Billion/year already being spent.
Read more about the costs and risks of nuclear weapons here.