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War or Peace

by | 20-12-2013 14:35 recommendations 0 recommendations

While the world is trying to prevent Iran from developing a single nuclear weapon, it fails to give proper attention, needed to eliminate the 17,000 existing nuclear weapons.

Yes, today there are more than 17,000 nuclear warheads.


There's an interesting table I'd like to share to give you guys a basic idea about the nuclear weapon distribution across the world –

 

Country

First Test

Most Recent Test

Total Tests

Warheads

United States

1945

1992

1054

7650

Russia

1949

1990

715

8420

United Kingdom

1952

1991

45

225

France

1960

1996

210

300

China

1964

1996

45

240

India

1974

1998

6

80-100

Pakistan

1998

1998

6

90-110

North Korea

2006

2013

3

Fewer than 10

Israel

No Confirmed Test

No Confirmed Test

No Confirmed Test

80

Iran

No Confirmed Test

No Confirmed Test

No Confirmed Test

0

 

Now, a nuclear war which is small and limited, say between South Asian countries India and Pakistan would put more than 2 billion people?s lives at risk. The local effects would be devastating. More than 20 million people would be dead in a week from the explosions, firestorms and immediate radiation effects. But the global consequences would be far worse.

 

The firestorms caused by this war would loft 5 million tons of soot high into the atmosphere, blocking out sunlight and dropping temperatures across the planet. This climate disruption would cause a sharp, worldwide decline in food production. There would be a 12% decline in U.S. corn production and a 15% decline in Chinese rice production, both lasting for a full decade. A staggering 31% decline in Chinese winter wheat production would also last for 10 years. The resulting global famine would put at risk 870 million people in the developing world who are already malnourished today, and 300 million people living in countries dependent on food imports. In addition, the huge shortfalls in Chinese food production would threaten another 1.3 billion people within China. At the very least there would be a decade of social and economic chaos in the largest country in the world, home to the world's second largest and most dynamic economy and a large nuclear arsenal of its own.

So I say, join Global Zero and fight to eliminate the nukes.
#Demand Zero

Yuvraj :)

 
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32 Comments

  • says :
    thanks for the information
    Posted 30-12-2013 16:32

  • says :
    Impressive article.
    Posted 29-12-2013 17:57

  • says :
    very much informative
    Posted 26-12-2013 23:36

  • says :
    thanks for sharing
    Posted 26-12-2013 22:29

  • says :
    informative article.
    Posted 25-12-2013 19:48

  • says :
    Thanks for the report.
    Posted 24-12-2013 16:39

  • says :
    Thank you for sharing.
    Posted 23-12-2013 16:30

  • says :
    thanks for the information
    Posted 23-12-2013 11:52

  • says :
    Thanks for sharing

    Posted 23-12-2013 11:12

Eco Generation

  • Eco Generation says :
    Please refer to this link to revise your article http://askus.baker.edu/a.php?qid=269560
    Posted 23-12-2013 10:14

Eco Generation

  • Eco Generation says :
    Thanks for sharing. but please reveal the reference source if you quote full paragraphs.
    Posted 23-12-2013 10:12

  • says :
    You made a good point. Thanks for sharing :)
    Posted 23-12-2013 09:10

  • says :
    it is not right time for war.It is really great article thanks for your sharing...
    Posted 23-12-2013 05:04

  • says :
    thank you for the information
    Posted 23-12-2013 03:51

  • says :
    thanks for sharing
    Posted 23-12-2013 02:31

  • says :
    i agree. there is no place for war
    Posted 22-12-2013 18:42

  • says :
    Thanks for sharing.
    Posted 22-12-2013 17:48

  • says :
    thanks for the information
    Posted 22-12-2013 14:29

  • says :
    thanks for sharing
    Posted 22-12-2013 11:59

  • says :
    peace for sure
    Posted 22-12-2013 02:05

  • says :
    thank you for sharing it
    Posted 22-12-2013 01:25

  • says :
    thank you for sharing it
    Posted 22-12-2013 01:25

  • says :
    thanks for the information
    Posted 22-12-2013 01:14

  • says :
    Thank you for sharing.
    Posted 21-12-2013 23:12

  • says :
    great inspiring article
    Posted 21-12-2013 19:38

  • says :
    very informative. thank you for sharing.
    Posted 21-12-2013 10:09

  • says :
    gud and inspiring one thanks a lot..
    Posted 21-12-2013 02:10

  • says :
    anice topic and according to current requirement...
    Posted 21-12-2013 02:07

  • says :
    thanks,,,i love so much
    Posted 20-12-2013 19:54

  • says :
    I do believe that peace is the weapon for getting peace. Impressive article.
    Posted 20-12-2013 18:50

  • says :
    Informative.
    Posted 20-12-2013 17:03

Arushi Madan

  • Arushi Madan says :
    Very inspiring and messageful article, thanks . Yes we should go for peace , NOT for war.
    Posted 20-12-2013 16:32

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