WE ALL DO STUPID THINGS,
suspending any notion of rationality to follow some half-baked impulse. If you have any hesitation, a quick glance at youtube's "most viewed" videos should satisfy your doubts.
Not all stupid things are equal. Some stupid things are far more concerning than others.
There are 19,000 nuclear weapons around the world. It only takes one to cause a humanitarian catastrophe on a horrific scale. Yet we've talked ourselves into having 2,000 of them on hair trigger alert, ready to be launched within minutes.
We are potentially only minutes away from the horror of seeing an entire city flattened in an instant, killing hundreds of thousands of people with no adequate humanitarian relief possible. Its effects will spread across borders and generations. This is madness, not a security strategy.
There is only one cure for this threat. We have to ban nuclear weapons.
If you believe that the time for waiting and hoping is over and that we have to act now, sign the petition and send a message to your government that you don't accept the status quo. You want your government to start negotiating a ban on nuclear weapons now.
This petition will be presented to governments present at a conference in Mexico as they gather to discuss the implications of nuclear weapons.
They will get a clear signal that people support a treaty banning nuclear weapons and they will see that we won't wait any longer. (And if some of our distinguished world leaders want to continue playing with fire, we would warmly suggest they seek enlightenment here or here and leave our world out of it)
I call on my government to start negotiations of a treaty banning nuclear weapons!
Sign the petition below to start banning!
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The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) is a global civil society coalition working to mobilise people in all countries to inspire, persuade and pressure their governments to initiate and support negotiations for a treaty banning nuclear weapons. ICAN was launched in 2007 and today counts more than 270 partner organisations in 60 countries.Go to ican official website