The Illusion of Safety. Nuclear devastation is just one dropped wrench away. A true story tonight on your local PBS station.
United Nations: The Federation of American Scientists' tallies show there are about 15,350 nuclear weapons in the world. The U.S. and Russia each have about 4,500 nuclear weapons stockpiled.
Preview: Despite regulation of US landfills, sisters compelled to work for proper disposal of waste from nuclear power and weapons production..
Despite the 2015 nuclear deal, both party platforms are more belligerent toward Iran than they were four years ago.
NCR Today: The thought that an unstable, narcissistic personality with low knowledge of foreign policy could have access to weapons of mass destruction is beyond scary.
Making a Difference: The U.S. and Russia are pointing hundreds of nuclear weapons at each other right now, all on hair-trigger alert. We can stop this madness.
I awoke this morning with NPR, as I usually do, and heard poetic words from President Obama speaking in Hiroshima, Japan:
“…among those nations like my own that hold nuclear stockpiles, we must have the courage to escape the logic of fear and pursue a world without them. …”
NCR Editorial Staff: President Barack Obama has put in motion a set of initiatives for upgrading our nuclear arsenals that, if implemented, would harm a generation of the world's citizens.
NCR Today: Sometimes it is difficult to understand why President Obama receives so little credit for what most of the world consider pretty historic achievements.
Pope Francis repeated the church's call for a ban on nuclear weapons and all weapons of mass destruction Aug. 9 after reciting the Angelus in St. Peter's Square.