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How I Learnt To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb (Kinda) I felt alienated from The Guardian’s graphic about stockpiles of nuclear weapons . Was there a better way to depict the data? UPDATE: Aug – I’m in the process of revising this diagram in light of all the comments (and flames!). Thanks all. If you can help me research the data, please email I felt the use of abstract figures made most of the data meaningless. There’s a single way I relate to nuclear weapons. So, I thought of a better way to understand the data. However, the idea rapidly unravelled. I wasn’t expecting that. 10 years ago we had 32,512 nuclear weapons. Ah but we all live in cities now I tried to recover a eye-popping stat with another quick calc. 50% of us live in densely populated cities now. Nope. Unexpectedly, in making this image, the data forced me to change my mind. In this case, it exposed the myth in my head, scorched long ago into my childhood imagination. No doubt, nuclear weapons are crazy devices. As the data reveals, we simply don’t have enough of them.

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