Last week marked the 70th anniversary of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings. Conservationist and UN Messenger of Peace Jane Goodall reflected on the event that effectively ended World War II, and the lasting effects it has had on society today.

“It is desperately important that we remember our human crimes during this, the 70th anniversary of these bombings,” she wrote. "That we reflect with sadness, and feel shame for the suffering that was inflicted on hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians. That we make a vow to do anything we can to prevent such a horror from ever happening again, and that we educate the young so that they understand why this is so important.

“We should think also of those who were injured, exposed to radiation, affected by cancers as a result of all the tests that were carried out to develop these weapons, especially those tests that took place on the Marshall Islands.

Let us be joined, in our prayers and thoughts, as we urge the leaders of all nations to pledge that they will never, in any circumstance, authorise the deployment of nuclear bombs."

To read Jane Goodall’s full post, visit JaneGoodall.org.

comments powered by Disqus

Latest news

will.i.am Joins Jury for $1M Chivas Venture Startup Competition

will.i.am Joins Jury for $1M Chivas Venture Startup Competition Apr 20, 2018

Tech entrepreneur and creative innovator will.i.am has been announced as a judge for the Chivas Venture – a global competition that gives away $1 million in no-strings funding every year to the world’s most promising social startups. More
More news