ICAN Awarded Nobel Peace Prize on December 10, Here’s Why

The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) is this year’s winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, awarded on December 10, 2017. This comes as no surprise to the policy wonks who have been keeping up with ICAN’s historic efforts that culminated this summer with a United Nations treaty to outlaw nuclear weapons once and for all. But for everyone else, nuclear weapons only recently came back on the radar as concerns about friction between North Korea and Washington made headlines. So why are nuclear weapons still a big deal and what’s so amazing about what ICAN accomplished? Here’s a collection of some of the articles, podcasts, and apps we’ve put together that highlight ICAN’s work, why you should care about nukes, and what you can do:

Videos, Podcasts & Apps

Podcast: UN Nuclear Weapons Ban with Beatrice Fihn and Susi Snyder

A discussion with ICAN’s Executive Director and President just before the UN negotiations began last March.

Why You Should Care About Nukes

A MinutePhysics video with Max Tegmark

1100 Declassified U.S. Nuclear Targets

How many nukes do you think are needed for deterrence?

US Nuclear Targets

Accidental Nuclear War

A Timeline of Close Calls

Trillion Dollar Nukes

Would you spend $1 trillion tax dollars on nuclear weapons?

Mushroom cloud from the nuclear bomb dropped on Nagasaki
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