Earth Day comes only once a year (this year on April 22nd), but protecting our Earth matters everyday. As syndicated columnist Ellen Goodman noted, “In the Earth Day flourish of attention, how did we manage to overlook the greatest environmental danger of all – the mushroom cloud over the green space?”
Earth is home to all life that we know of in the Universe. Most life on Earth, including the human species, is threatened by nuclear weapons. No country or government has the right to jeopardize the human future and life on our planet for its own shortsighted concept of security through nuclear threat. People need to set their governments right, and demand of their governments an end to this threat.
If you would like to help make a difference, you can join with others from around the world in signing the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation’s Appeal to End the Nuclear Weapons Threat to Humanity. You can also spread the word by sending this message with a copy of the Appeal to ten friends. Let’s get responsible about saving our planet – it’s the only one we have.
*David Krieger is President of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation.