Many of us grew up under the threat of “the Russians dropping the bomb.”

We know we came frighteningly close to this scenario during the Cuba Missile Crisis. But then the Cold War ended. And we could all relax. Whew.

Last weekend I attended a panel discussion in Atlanta, GA., at Georgia Public Broadcasting, on the subject of nuclear weapons.

Dr. Ira Helfand of Physicians for Social Responsibility, and International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (a Nobel Peace Prize winning organization) was one of the speakers.

His presentation was on what nuclear war would look like today, whether it was Russian nuclear warheads dropped on New York, or limited nuclear warfare between India and Pakistan. The audience was silenced and spellbound.

Dr. Helfand’s talk covered much of the same material as this video.

Spend 13 minutes listening to Dr. Helfand. We are closer than we have ever been to the reality of eliminating nuclear weapons from the earth. We think that by the end of 13 imnutes, you will agree, nothing sensible can be said about leaving this threat to our planet in place.