A sobering article, Andrei. Let's not forget the UK (200+), Russia (6K+), France (200+), India (100+), Pakistan (100+), Israel (90+) and North Korea (30+). These are all estimates since the #s are top secret. Israel says maybe they do, maybe they don't. Pakistan & India never joined the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT). Kim Jong Un left the NPT in 2003.
Will we ever be a nuclear fission free planet? Unlikely considering our human trajectory?
The nations who hold the bombs of their own destruction are the nations with the biggest feuds.
-.Muslims hate Hindus in Pakistan & vice versa.
-.North Koreans hate Western Devils & groveling South Koreans.
-.Russian, Americans & Chinese think every nation is beneath them. There can only be 1 top dog nation. Who’s it going to be?
-.UK is still thinking they are a superpower as if the sun never set on London still. French eat frogs.
-.Israel is surrounded by nations wanting to obliterate them bc their allies evicted the Palestinians from Israel's great-grand nieces & nephews.
-.France thinks they are still a colonial superpower & can't stand islanders or Anglicans.
The good news is that the global power to destroy all humanity has been reduced from 70K to 14K nukes. Bad news, enough to destroy all humans 1000 times over. They estimate over 150 nukes should do the trick to cause a nuclear winter.
"Researchers also cite conservative estimates that 34 million people would die if 100 nuclear bombs were unleashed on China, the world’s most populous nation."
Good times. We may have fewer nukes, but everyone in the world is irritated as h*ll with the pandemic, Global Warming, Christians, Muslims & cultures tarnishing their nation's good name. Even Buddhists are persecuting Muslims. Very funny, not.
As he witnessed the first detonation of a nuclear weapon on July 16, 1945, a piece of Hindu scripture ran through the mind of Robert Oppenheimer: “Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds”.