Anniversary of Hiroshima today

HarryVegas

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On this day in 1945, America dropped an atomic bomb on the city of Hiroshima, killing at a conservative estimate something over 100,000 innocent civilians. Almost unbelievably, 170 hibakujumoku trees standing in the blast zone not only survived but are still there now, still producing seeds.

In 2011 two friends, Nassrine Azimi and Tomoko Watanabe, created Green Legacy, an organisation that sends seeds from the same hibakujumoku trees to war-torn regions of the earth. Currently seeds and saplings from the bombed trees are growing in more than 30 countries.
 

SmallTown

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Reminds me of the Sam Fender lyrics from aye. "They watched the atom bomb reduce two cities to dust and paint the whole narrative it's totally just"
 
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Bristolboro

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Why oh why!! do we still allow countries to HAVE such weapons . Such a sad state of affairs :-(
politics is embedded in fear rather than humanity, division rather than unity. Humans, or rather the systems that we allow to govern us, are still very unevolved. These weapons were designed to destroy humanity, unethical science being the work of the devil.
Now we have them we have to have more of them.. this is the way the madness sustains itself. But we should remember that they are created to destroy humanity, regardless of the deterrent argument, and we should be investing in ethical science.
There are only two possible solutions.. a global nuclear war and then start again in a post-nuclear age without them, or a global treaty to get rid of them, which won't happen given the fears of the superpowers and those who join in like us, the UK.
What a mess.
 

Centralscrutinizer

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politics is embedded in fear rather than humanity, division rather than unity. Humans, or rather the systems that we allow to govern us, are still very unevolved. These weapons were designed to destroy humanity, unethical science being the work of the devil.
Now we have them we have to have more of them.. this is the way the madness sustains itself. But we should remember that they are created to destroy humanity, regardless of the deterrent argument, and we should be investing in ethical science.
There are only two possible solutions.. a global nuclear war and then start again in a post-nuclear age without them, or a global treaty to get rid of them, which won't happen given the fears of the superpowers and those who join in like us, the UK.
What a mess.
It's crazy. As a species we've constructed a system that could wipe us all out.
 
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