The Race With No Winner Essay

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The race with no winner!

A report published by the Pew Research Center in 2014 cites nuclear weapons as one of the five greatest dangers the world faces today, the others being AIDS and diseases, religious and ethnic conflicts, environmental concerns, and inequality. The havoc that the two nuclear bombs created in Hiroshima and Nagasaki remains the ugliest proof of the extent of damage these deadly weapons can cause. The two bombs killed 129000 people and affected millions. Can you imagine what can over 10000 nuclear weapons, present in the world right now, possibly do?
Albert Einstein once said,” I know not with what weapons world war three will be fought, but world war four will be fought with sticks and stones.” The statement sums it all about the possible catastrophe the nuclear weapons can inflict. The effects of the nuclear holocaust are unimaginably ugly. Many nations are busy equipping their arsenal with nukes with the US and Russia taking the lead. Experts suggest that if a war breaks between these two nuclear giants, the world may see its worst phase in the history. Hundreds of cities will be reduced to ashes within the blinking of the eye. An estimated 150 million tons of smoke will form a thick cloud in the stratosphere around the earth, which will stay for years blocking sunlight, which will lead to the much-talked ‘nuclear winter’. The people who escape the direct impact of the weapons will have to live in the…

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