today is the 73rd anniversary of the atomic bombing of hiroshima on august 6, 1945, which killed 140,000 people and injured another 100,000.
the current administration needs to follow in the footsteps of reagan and gorbachev and reject the dangerous notion that nuclear weapons enhance our national security. instead, it should base its policy on the understanding that these weapons are, in fact, the greatest threat to our national survival. even a “limited” nuclear war would put 2 billion lives at risk because of disruptions to the climate.
we have an opportunity to save lives if we act now. but time is running out. check out my recent op-ed in the boston globe, with drs. james muller and john pastore, to learn more.