It is possible to dismantle our nuclear weapons. Over the years, the U.S. and Russia have reduced their arsenals to less than one-sixth of what they were during the Cold War. The current security climate threatens to undo all that work, but we can choose another path. Learn how you can help.
Nuclear weapons are the most destructive weapons on the planet. You may not even realize how powerful they really are. Use this tool to better understand the effects of a nuclear detonation. Learn more about how the fireball, shock wave, radiation, and heat would separately impact a targeted city.
A lack of political will is the main barrier to getting rid of nuclear weapons. The technical know-how is there, but countries believe they need their nuclear weapons for security. Learn more about the rivalries that drive countries to pursue nuclear weapons.
It doesn’t take a war for nuclear weapons to hurt people. The truth is that nuclear weapons cause ongoing harm, including environmental contamination and exploitation of marginalized communities. Learn more about the costs and risks of just having nuclear weapons, even if they remain unused.
Nuclear weapons were invented about 75 years ago, and they changed the way countries interact with one another. Competition, posturing, and threats bring higher levels of risk when nuclear weapons are involved. Learn more about the history of nuclear weapons, from their invention during World War II to their present-day impacts on international security.