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 The threat of use of nuclear weapons is assessed by a core group of nuclear scientists who publish the annually updated Doomsday Clock, which, as its creators note, “has become a universally recognized indicator of the world’s vulnerability to catastrophe from nuclear weapons.”(([[https://​thebulletin.org/​2018-doomsday-clock-statement/​|“It is now two minutes to midnight: 2018 Doomsday Clock Statement,​”]] Science and Security Board, //Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists//,​ 25 January 2018)) As of 2018, the clock stood at two minutes to midnight, the most dangerous measure since 1953. The threat of use of nuclear weapons is assessed by a core group of nuclear scientists who publish the annually updated Doomsday Clock, which, as its creators note, “has become a universally recognized indicator of the world’s vulnerability to catastrophe from nuclear weapons.”(([[https://​thebulletin.org/​2018-doomsday-clock-statement/​|“It is now two minutes to midnight: 2018 Doomsday Clock Statement,​”]] Science and Security Board, //Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists//,​ 25 January 2018)) As of 2018, the clock stood at two minutes to midnight, the most dangerous measure since 1953.
  
-The understanding that nuclear weapons are a threat to human survival is not new. The first declaration of the United Nations upon its formation called for abolition of nuclear weapons.(([[http://​www.un.org/​en/​ga/​search/​view_doc.asp?​symbol=A/​RES/​1(I)|United Nations General Assembly Resolution 1(1)]], 24 January 1946, “the elimination from national ​armamens ​of atomic weapons and all other major weapons adaptable to mass destruction”)) Through extensive negotiations,​ the nations of the world, including its nuclear powers, have comprehensively banned nuclear weapons from Antarctica, Outer Space and the Sea Floor.((Antarctic Treaty (1959), Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, Including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies (1967), Treaty on the Prohibition of the Emplacement of Nuclear Weapons and Other Weapons of Mass Destruction on the Sea-Bed and the Ocean Floor and in the Subsoil thereof (1972).)) Now all that is left is to ban them where the people are.+The understanding that nuclear weapons are a threat to human survival is not new. The first declaration of the United Nations upon its formation called for abolition of nuclear weapons.(([[http://​www.un.org/​en/​ga/​search/​view_doc.asp?​symbol=A/​RES/​1(I)|United Nations General Assembly Resolution 1(1)]], 24 January 1946, “the elimination from national ​armaments ​of atomic weapons and all other major weapons adaptable to mass destruction”)) Through extensive negotiations,​ the nations of the world, including its nuclear powers, have comprehensively banned nuclear weapons from Antarctica, Outer Space and the Sea Floor.((Antarctic Treaty (1959), Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, Including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies (1967), Treaty on the Prohibition of the Emplacement of Nuclear Weapons and Other Weapons of Mass Destruction on the Sea-Bed and the Ocean Floor and in the Subsoil thereof (1972).)) Now all that is left is to ban them where the people are.
  
 Due to widespread fear and loathing of nuclear weapons throughout human society, the nuclear weapons states made a bargain with the rest of the world, if other states renounced obtaining nuclear weapons, the nuclear weapons states would divest themselves of them. (Eventually.) This bargain was enshrined in the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT). However, 48 years on, the nuclear weapons states have not lived up to their commitment. ​ Due to widespread fear and loathing of nuclear weapons throughout human society, the nuclear weapons states made a bargain with the rest of the world, if other states renounced obtaining nuclear weapons, the nuclear weapons states would divest themselves of them. (Eventually.) This bargain was enshrined in the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT). However, 48 years on, the nuclear weapons states have not lived up to their commitment. ​
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