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Letter: Reduce global nuclear arsenals

Aug. 6 and 9 are the 69th anniversary of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings. Yet, here we are, still not learning the lessons from these events.

There are still more than 17,000 nuclear weapons in the world; 7,700 of them belong to the United States. The world’s nuclear arsenals pose a profound health risk to humans.

Just 100 Hiroshima-sized bombs could cause global cooling and threaten 2 billion people with starvation.

“To err is human,” and an accident could happen at any time.

President Barack Obama, along with my senators, Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, should do all they can to reduce global nuclear arsenals and promote a nuclear weapons-free world.