International Day against Nuclear Tests – today!

By far the single greatest danger facing humankind — in fact, all living beings on our planet — is the threat of nuclear destruction.” — Dalai Lama

Today, 29th of August, is the International Day against nuclear tests, as declared by the United Nations General Assembly on December 2009.

And for good reason. There are enough nuclear warheads in the world to destroy civilization many times over and destroy most life on earth. – That is someting we really do not need.

Read more facts and myths about nuclear weapons. Look also at the website of ICAN (The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons), it has a myriad of relevant information, also country by country.

Check also what e.g. David Pugliese of Ottawa Citizen writes about B61: upgrading that middle-aged US nuclear bomb can cost up to 10 billion USD (the budget of Finland is about 65 million USD).

Does nuclear bombs make us happier?
(Graffiti in Tartu, Estonia)

Check all the important days of the world as declared by UN.


About Olli Laasanen

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2 Responses to International Day against Nuclear Tests – today!

  1. rigbyte says:

    Thanks for the links and reminder. I don’t think anyone pays any attention to the UN any more, they’ve become simply a club for the powerful to maintain the status quo. The idea of permanent members of the security council is antidemocratic, as is their power of veto. The whole idea of using nuclear fission for anything at all is insanity, as there’s no way to dispose of the waste products. I’ve given up hope of human governments making decisions that improve the world. The graffiti in Tartu is correct.

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