The alarm has been sounded, time and again. Not only by the so-called peaceniks, but also by successive secretaries general of the UN, Nobel laureates, and even old Cold Warriors.
The remains of the Prefectural Industry Promotion Building in Hiroshima, Japan, on Sept. 1, 1945, after it was hit by an atomic bomb on Aug. 6 of that year. Earl Turcotte says all the signs are there that another catastrophe could come. UN photograph by DB
The day after the next nuclear detonation, it will all be so clear: what we could have done—what we should have done—to prevent it.
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Liberal MP Omar Alghabra is the ‘first parliamentary secretary to be tasked to exercise leadership in this area,’ according to the Prime Minister's Office, but unions say they haven’t heard from him yet.