While I hope that the circumstances necessitating such action are never reached, the escalating crisises around the globe, particularly after the election of Donal Trump as President of the United States, threatens to agitate simmering tensions within America and beyond. I cannot help fathoming the worst case scenario and how we as ordinary people can possibly prevent it.
Ideally, nuclear weapons would already have been willingly dismantled by all countries. As a species now at a critical point in its development, this is the only rational way forward, but fear and pride have prevented such action. This is why, should even a hint of full-scale aggression between countries with nuclear weapons rear its head, the world must be ready to act.
If there comes a time when we genuinely feel our world might be teetering on the brink everyone – students, workers, children, elders – need to assemble on the streets of their neighbourhoods and demand that those in power listen to their voices. Bringing business to a halt will ensure that our collective desire to live in a world free from the threat of nuclear disaster will be taken seriously.
In that moment, beside friends, colleagues, family, and strangers, we must demand the complete disabling of nuclear weapons in every country. Those in key positions of power must act by their morality. Only together, as a unified global force, will humanity overcome one of the greatest threats to their ongoing existence.
Although there are many challenges in our future, eradication of nuclear weapons is the least we can do for the safety, prosperity and freedom of our children and the planet.
Here is an interesting presentation on Nuclear Weapons from a high school in Japan : https://prezi.com/g7yqxoe94bkl/nuclear-weapon/