An idea that changed the world
Global Zero seeks to mobilise people to join a movement with a seemingly impossible objective. The achievement of zero nuclear weapons held on earth by the year 2030.
Seriously? Yes, seriously. Impossible you say. But take note: aspirational goals are worth setting, even if the degree of stretch is well beyond our view and reach.
But is it impossible? It would be an idea that changed the world. Every change begins with an idea, with imagination.
This is where there is similarity with the 10 City Bridge Run. An initiative fuelled by the believing that a triumph of imagination is possible. The other similarity is that presently there are 17,000 nuclear equipped warheads in arsenals held on earth. There will also be 17,000 children who will die today, and tomorrow, and the next day. That number is decreasing, but it is an obscene amount.
There will never be a ‘zero’ count of child mortality. Death is part and parcel to being alive. But present levels are too high, and they shape a terrible over-populated future with health issues with a food and water security crisis if not addressed. We can’t see that problem now, but it awaits us if nothing changes.
Food for thought. Take a look at the short clip from Global Zero below. Impossible: what is in a word?
2 thoughts on “An idea that changed the world”
March 14, 2013 at 4:32 pm
It is so important to highlight the issues, whether they be child mortality or nuclear arms. To be the pathfinder is to be someone to step out of their known area into the realms of ‘what is possible?’. Good on you Matt! To not do this when you have discovered the ‘hidden’ causes of child mortality would be reprehensible and wrong. I admire your courage. Elsbeth
March 14, 2013 at 7:54 pm
Thanks Mum. Onwards!