International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) has released a video detailing the humanitarian, medical, and environmental consequences of nuclear war and explaining why nuclear weapons must be eliminated.
The unique and horrifying effects of nuclear weapons result in catastrophic consequences. The only natural events to which a nuclear explosion can be compared are massive earthquakes, hurricanes, volcanic eruptions, and similar disasters that result in thousands of casualties and cause catastrophic environmental damage. Unlike natural disasters, however, the consequences of nuclear weapons use, including lethal harm to millions of people who are not even involved in the conflicts in which they are used, are the result of human decisions–they can be prevented by different human decisions.
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