Closing Thought–07Feb20

All the events that have occurred in 2019…..nuke expansion from North Korea… the Iranian mash-up with the US… the walking away from the very treaty that limits nuclear weapons… much in geopolitics points toward some unthinkable for Millennials….

In a poll taken 54% of them think a nulear war is coming in the next decade…..

A majority of the world’s millennials believe it’s more likely than not that a nuclear attack will occur in the next 10 years.

They’re not alone in their fear. The non-profit Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists recently moved its infamous Doomsday Clock to 100 seconds to midnight, signalling experts’ growing concern over Earth’s future.

The International Committee of the Red Cross surveyed 16,000 millennials between the ages of 20 and 35 in 16 countries.

“More than half of millennials — 54 percent — believe it is likely that a nuclear attack will occur in the next decade,” the Red Cross reported.

“The fear of a nuclear attack seems to be a trend,” Alex Ward noted at Vox. “The worldwide shudder is understandable. The chance of a nuclear conflict between the U.S. and North Korea isn’t entirely gone. India and Pakistan, two nuclear-armed enemies, could rekindle their decades-long squabble at any time. And the U.S. and Russia — the world’s foremost nuclear powers — have had warheads pointed at each other since the earliest days of the Cold War.”

The poll was taken internationally….and 54% of the world’s Millennials think that a nuke war is possible in the next decade.

I believe that we can blame the US for this fear……we have re-started the nukes race with the Russians.

I Read, I Write, You Know

“lego ergo scribo”

6 thoughts on “Closing Thought–07Feb20

  1. I remember getting under school desks in the 1950s doing drills for possible nuclear attacks from Russia. This has been going on ever since the atomic age began. Nothing to see here ….moving on now.

  2. I feel much like John. I spent my youth being terrified of a nuclear war, and at the moment, I think it is less likely than it was in 1950. However, a ‘rogue nation’ attack, or ‘dirty bomb’ incident is a distinct possibility.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. But if we listen to John then we should not worry….I prefer to keep awake and not get caught with my pants down…..dirty is more likely….but who knows now. chuq

  3. “to the walking away from the very treaty that limits nuclear weapons”

    What treaty was that ? Whoever really kept a treaty re nukes ? Kinda naive to think anyone ever did.

    1. INF…START…..these treaties limited the amount and eliminated the weapons….not perfect but a much better idea of a new arms race with nukes….but then I do see the need for less weapons…not more….chuq

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