Author Eric Schlosser discusses what he’s learned after writing, publishing, and touring for his book Command and Control, which outlines the many inherent risks associated with nuclear weapons. There is an illusion of safety, says Schlosser, but that doesn’t necessarily mean we’re doomed. What’s most important is that we focus on three main goals. First, reduce the number of nuclear weapons in the world. Second, prevent new governments from obtaining nuclear weapons. Third, lock away all the bomb-grade plutonium and uranium in the world to keep it out of terrorists’ hands.

Eric Schlosser: The Three Main Goals for Preventing Nuclear Disaster

Eric Schlosser