Nuclear Weapons Facts: What Do People KnowOn January 29, 2020 by Raul Dinwiddie
Hey my name’s Sam, I’m with the Union Concerned Scientists. We’re going to talk to some folks about nuclear weapons policy. See what they know see what they don’t know. How many nuclear weapons do you think there are in the world and how many do you think the United States has? 100 thousand. Five hundred? Like between ten and twenty and the other part of my guess would be more than I think there are. Listen to this there are fourteen thousand nuclear weapons in the world and the United States has about 6,000 of those, Russia has about the same number and China has about three hundred. That’s awful that’s terrifying. Absolutely terrifying. We’re actually in the process of rebuilding our entire nuclear arsenal right now, over the next thirty years. How much do you think that will cost per hour? Per hour… thousands, millions? Five hundred dollars? A thousand dollars? I don’t even want to know man like don’t even tell me how much it’s gonna cost per hour. You know we’re gonna tell you: it’s 4.5 million dollars every single hour for the next 30 years of taxpayer money, your taxes that are going to rebuilding our nuclear arsenal Duuuude dude! Why can’t we like have like cheaper textbooks or like doctors for free? Dude we already have enough weapons to kill so many people like we can kill so many people already. Why do we need to kill more people than there’s ever been – that’s crazy!