Sign the petition: Don’t be stupid, be safe!
April 29, 2013
Not all stupid things are equal. Some stupid things are far more concerning than others. There are 17,000 nuclear weapons around the world. It takes only 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 would spread across borders and generations. This is madness, not a security strategy.
There is only one cure for this threat. We have to ban nuclear weapons.