Weapons: The Negative Effects Of Nuclear Weapons

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“Nuclear weapons are unique in their destructive power, in the unspeakable human suffering they cause, in the impossibility of controlling their effects in space and time, and in the threat they pose to the environment, to future generations, and indeed to the survival of humanity.” – International Committee of the Red Cross, 2010. Nuclear weapons have been a threat to humanity since July 16, 1945, the day Oppenheimer was ready to test the first atomic bomb. Nuclear weapons are extremely dangerous in the sense they can wipe out a whole civilization with a click of a button, and then effect that civilization for years to come with radiation. It is even scarier considering that nuclear weapons do not have great security. You would think nuclear weapons would have a better security when they cost billions upon billions of dollars annually. Dollars that we could be spending to help the world and not destroy it. Therefore, nuclear weapons should be outlawed worldwide to avoid such miserable destruction to not just our houses or local shops, but living things. Nuclear weapons give off radiation. Radiation is an extreme hazard to humanity and has many negative effects on the world. Radiation is not just emitted during nuclear weapon drops, but for a long period after that, affecting generation after generation. There are several types of radiation from nuclear weapons that affects us. Firstly, gamma radiation or electromagnetic radiation. Furthermore, there is neutron
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