Interesting article. I am committedly against nuclear weapons and consider myself reasonably knowledgeable on the subject. Yet I was still gobsmacked by the costs outlined for fixing NYC!
The myth of the nuclear deterrent rests on the fear each nation has of being the first to abandon this system (for a variety of reasons). This ‘first mover disadvantage’ paralyzes any attempts to rid our world of nuclear weapons.
The answer lies in Simultaneous Policy – where all nuclear armed nations agree together to abandon nuclear weapons simultaneously. However they will need powerful encouragement to do this.
The International Simultaneous Policy Organisation (Simpol) exists for this purpose. It gives citizen voters a mechanism to drive their politicians to take action on this and other issues.
Check it out @: http:simpol.org.uk
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost