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Does one explain that worldwide over 17 thousand nuclear weapons still exist, and over 16 thousand are in the hands of just the U.S. and Russia? How does one explain that nearly 2,000 nuclear weapons are in a state of "high operational alert," ready to be launched in a matter of minutes once the determination of a "potential threat" is called? Lessons learned from the use of nuclear weapons in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, as well as the thousand nuclear tests that have been carried out – the last one conducted in 2013 by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea – show their capacity to devastate nature and all that has been created by the human race; to severely harm global health and not only the health of those directly affected; to hamper the economic development of nations by destroying vital infrastructure and means of production and communications; to aggravate climate change and environmental damage; and to negatively impact the food chain provision triggering a massive displacement of entire populations.Thousands of nuclear weapons are set and ready to be used in minutes and the risk of an accident cannot be put aside or ignored.
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