“Reaching a commensurate level of urgency and funding against climate change as the Manhattan Project would be a start. That project cost about $34 billion in today’s dollars. Today, we spend $60 billion annually in the U.S. on nuclear weapons. There is plenty of room for prioritizing things that make the world better, not worse.

As J. Robert Oppenheimer said: “Mankind must unite — or we will perish.” I see as much hope as peril in that statement.”

Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer, creator of the atom bomb, is shown at his study in Princeton University's Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, N.J., Dec. 15, 1957. 
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