Stockpiles of nuclear warfare material

Other Names:
Excessive number of nuclear weapons

A considerable amount of nuclear warfare material is stockpiled, the amount being in excess of that required to destroy the population of the planet. This stockpiled material might otherwise be available for use in nuclear power reactors to reduce the energy problem.


According to USA Defence Secretary Brown, in 1981 the USA had 9,000 strategic nuclear warheads while the USSR had 7,000.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST