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Combating nuclear proliferation: 'We are here today because we have been lucky'

May 27, 2016

What have we learned from our historic use of nuclear weapons? And given their terrible destructive force, why have we not banned them? 

This talk by Dr. Ira Helfand offers detailed insights into the dangers of nuclear proliferation and war. He covers the risks of the U.S.-Russia and India-Pakistan conflicts, the threat of terrorism, the North Korean wild card, the possibility of an accidental war, and how a modern nuclear war would impact humans and the environment.

Helfand is co-president of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War and co-founder and past president of Physicians for Social Responsibility. He spoke about “Combating the Growing Danger of Nuclear War” at Town Hall Seattle on March 20. Jennie Cecil Moore recorded his talk.

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