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Outrider believes that the global challenges we face together must be solved by working together.

Among the greatest threats to the future of humankind are nuclear weapons and global climate change. Outrider makes the bold claim that both threats can be overcome — and not just by policy makers but by people with the right tools and inspiration.

Nuclear Weapons

How to Dismantle a Nuclear Bomb

by Outrider Staff

We know how to build them. We know how to take them apart. Reducing nuclear arsenals is a political problem, not a technical one.

Over the years, the U.S. and Russia have dismantled thousands of nuclear weapons.  Our arsenals are now just a fraction of their size at the height of the Cold War. But, we risk a new arms race.  There’s one nuclear arms treaty left between the U.S. and Russia, and it expires in February 2021. When it goes, there will no legal constraints on the number of nuclear weapons we can build.

 

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No First Use

In the United States, the President has the authority to order a nuclear strike. He doesn’t need the approval of his advisors. He doesn’t need anyone’s consent. This has always been cause for concern but in the current climate of bravado, twitter threats, and claims of the “biggest button” it is even more so. Making a commitment to never be the first to use nuclear weapons is one way of limiting the President’s sole authority to launch nuclear weapons. 

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Making the world a safer more equitable place is up to all of us.

Until the arms race stops, until we have a world with peace and justice, we will not go home and be quiet. We will go home and organize.

Dr. Randall Forsberg addressing a disarmament rally, June 13, 1982

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