Thursday, April 10, 2014

Quote of the Day (Richard Rhodes, on the Continuing Nuclear Threat)

“Today there are still about 17,300 nuclear weapons in the world, most of them American or Russian, with a combined destructive force equivalent to 1,500 pounds of TNT for each and every man, woman and child on earth. The detonation of even a fraction of this stockpile could produce a worldwide Chernobyl, followed by a new ice age of dark starvation. Not even Dante imagined a fate so cruel for humankind.” —Richard Rhodes, “Absolute Power,” The New York Times Book Review, March 23, 2014

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