The Ukraine conflict has presented the existential threat of a nuclear war between NATO and Russia for the first time in decades. Political leaders must understand what this means and realise that a nuclear exchange would be catastrophic and must be avoided at all cost.
Between them, NATO and Russia have around 12,000 nuclear weapons – some over 100 times the power of the bomb dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima in 1945.
- Contact your local press to highlight the danger of nuclear war
- Order leaflets from CND to collect support against nuclear war
Nuclear weapons have been used twice, on the Japanese cites of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Almost 350,000 people died as a result of the bombings, with many more suffering serious and debilitating injuries. This number would be far higher if a nuclear bomb was used now due to the higher destructive power of today’s weapons. The use of just a single nuclear weapon would mean catastrophic medical impacts, the incineration of cities and populations, the appalling deaths from radiation poisoning, and environmental damage to such a degree that millions across the globe could starve.
The possibility of nuclear war is the greatest for many decades.
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