No rational person should want nuclear weapons in the world, Phil Harvey writes on the official Coldplay site, Coldplay.com in the last 24 hours. Here was the message that was posted, signed 'pH':
No rational person should want nuclear weapons in the world. As long as they exist, the destruction of the human race (and all life on Earth) is only a few button-pushes away. Today, there are still 23,000 nuclear weapons in the world (enough to destroy all life on Earth several times over). It is far from impossible that one of these weapons could fall into the hands of terrorists.
The International Atomic Energy Agency predicts that, by 2030, 60 countries may have acquired nuclear weapons. President Obama is an active supporter of nuclear disarmament. If the US and Russia commit to reducing their nuclear arsenals, this will pave the way for eventual global disarmament. The Non Proliferation Treaty will be reviewed in May 2010. Get involved: www.basicint.org
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