Nobel Peace Prize winners warn the world is ‘one tantrum away’ from nuclear crisis

  • Businessinsider.com: The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, which won this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, said on Sunday that the the world is “one tiny tantrum away” from a nuclear crisis.
  • The group also said a country’s “moment of panic” could lead to the “destruction of cities and the deaths of millions of civilians.” 
  • Tensions between the US and North Korea have spiked, bringing forth the possibility of nuclear retaliation into the global spotlight.

The world is “one tiny tantrum away” from a nuclear crisis, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons said on Sunday as it accepted the Nobel Peace Prize.

“We have a choice, the end of nuclear weapons or the end of us,” the group’s executive director Beatrice Fihn said, according to a BBC report.

ICAN, a network of more than 400 global NGOs, won the prize for its efforts in highlighting the dangers of nuclear weapons, as well as working on a treaty to ban them.

The possibility of nuclear retaliation has been thrust into the global spotlight in recent months as tensions between the US and North Korea continue to flare. North Korea’s latest ICBM missile launch in late November demonstrated the country’s expanding missile capabilities, putting the international community on edge.

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