Nuclear Weapons Community Cost Calculator April 26, 2021

Each April, Dr. Bob Dodge, PSR-LA President, PSR Board Member, co-chair of PSR’s Committee to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (PSR-CAN), and co-founder of Citizens for Peaceful Resolutions, calculates the cost of nuclear weapons programs to our communities. For Fiscal Year 2021, he has calculated the total nuclear weapons drain on our economy at $75 billion. You can see what the costs are in your community here.  A table with costs for major cities throughout the United States, as well as source references, is also provided.

According to Dr. Dodge, “These are tax dollars much better spent on human needs, especially now as we struggle to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and work toward a just recovery. Now more than ever, we must change our national priorities and invest in critical needs for our survival, not deadly weapons that must never be used.”

More Campaign Update

Global Health Organizations Call for Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty

More than 1000 health professionals and 200 health organizations across the world are calling on governments to urgently develop and implement a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation...
More

Ask your U.S. Representative to cosponsor the People Over Pentagon Act

It's time to stop misdirecting hundreds of billions of dollars away from domestic and human needs to fund endless wars, dangerous and unneeded new nuclear...
More

Next-Generation Ambassadors meet Next Gen U

Erica Frank, MD, MPH, FAACME, and previous PSR board member and president, gave a wonderful presentation on climate and health curriculum to PSR’s Next-Generation Ambassadors....
More