Consumed with the current Covid-19 crisis, which is seeing a fall surge, it is hard for us to focus on the even greater danger posed by nuclear weapons, but we have to deal with this threat. Our survival and that of our children depends on it.
122 member states of the UN have wearied of nine nuclear-armed nations holding the world’s 190-some nations hostage by their potential for nuclear annihilation—by land, sea, or air. So in 2017 they passed the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). The treaty will enter into force Jan. 22.
The 50th ratification of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on Oct. 24 gives witness that nuclear arms are weapons of mass destruction and global genocide.