There are at least two undeniable existential threats to human civilisation - climate change and nuclear weapons.
In the context of the first US military ship visit to NZ waters in 33 years happening right now, I want to reflect on the time in history at which we stand and put a challenge to the New Zealand Government about the role that we, as a proud nuclear-free nation, should be taking in the world.
Despite progress made in the past with nuclear disarmament, things are now clearly going backwards. Both the US and Russia are investing in their nuclear arsenals and a number of other countries are doing the same. The election of Trump to the US Presidency gives us all a sense of instability and uncertainty.
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