Total nuclear destruction is “only one impulsive outburst away, ” this year’s Nobel Peace Prize winner told while accepting the award for an international anti-nuclear weapons campaign.
“The threat is real. We have avoided nuclear campaign not through prudent leadership but good fortune. Sooner or afterward, if we fail to act, our fluke will run out, ” Beatrice Fihn, executive director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons( ICAN ), said during a ceremony in Oslo on Sunday .
“The risk for nuclear weapon use is even greater today than at the end of the Cold War. But unlike the Cold War, today we face many more nuclear-armed commonwealths, terrorists and cyber war, ” she said. “A moment of anxiety or carelessness, a misconstrued explain or bruised ego, could easily result us unavoidably to the ruin of whole cities.”