Justice, Peace and Sustainability Weekly Announcement
Aug. 10, 2017
Because of the increasing danger of nuclear holocaust, we commit ourselves to work with others of the human community to raise consciousness about and to resist the evils of the arms race and increased militarization throughout the world.”
Don’t Provoke Nuclear War with North Korea
This past Tuesday, in response to reports that North Korea may have developed the ability to miniaturize a nuclear warhead to fit on top of a missile, President Trump threatened to unleash “fire and fury like the world has never seen” against North Korea. Already, North Korea has responded—with threats to preemptively bomb the United States military base in Guam.
While a nuclear North Korea is a real concern, this threatening rhetoric is making a dangerous situation even worse, putting the people of Guam—and everyone around the world—in grave danger. The answer must be diplomacy first, not a rush to a devastating nuclear war.
Click here to sign a petition urging the administration to engage in diplomacy with North Korea.
On Aug. 6, 1945, the U.S. dropped the first nuclear bomb ever used in war on the city of Hiroshima, Japan, killing an estimated 80,000 people instantly. On Aug. 9, the U.S. dropped a second nuclear bomb on Nagasaki, killing another 70,000 people. By December 1945, most estimates put the death toll at more than 200,000, though some believe that number is low. These bombings injured many more and have caused long-lasting effects such as cancer and birth defects for generations. Click here
to view a three-minute interactive simulation from the New York Times. Through modeling and mapping technologies witness from above what happened in Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945.
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