A map to show how much of the world would blow up when a nuclear device is set off: click here.
I’ll be very surprised if we ever see these things in warfare again. They are just not worth it. But with the political situation on Earth crumbling everyday, with fear and hatred strangling rational thought and astute wisdom, I don’t know when I’ll be surprised.
The bomb represents to me one hopeless aspect of the human condition: that we are subservient to threats. I don’t like the fact that my country has nuclear weapons. We could do without them, but apparently nuclear bombs act as deterrents. What for? What is it supposed to deter? Don’t fuck with us or else we bomb you with a nuclear device?
If that is the premise on which peace on Earth is maintained, and it is so, then it is a fragile peace. Humans aren’t capable of civilization without deterrence.
Even if the world order changes, we will persevere. Life goes on.