It now seems within the realm of possibility that over the next few years, the most important nuclear arms control treaties -- negotiated among the world's nuclear powers over nearly four decades of painstaking diplomacy -- will have expired or been eliminated. This would open the floodgates to a 21st century arms race that could be far more chaotic and dangerous than what threatened the world following World War II.
In response to recent sanctions, North Korea threatened to cause the United States 'the greatest pain and suffering it has gone through in its entire history.' It's not something to be taken lightly - they do have nuclear weapons and an unpredictable dictator running things. Jimmy likes to be prepared in situations like this and we hear a lot about what to do in an earthquake but not much about how to deal with a nuclear attack. So we got in touch with Dr. Irwin Redlener who is the director of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness at Columbia University. Jimmy brought Guillermo along to meet him so they can be prepared when disaster strikes
The face of nuclear terror has changed since the Cold War, but disaster-medicine expert Irwin Redlener reminds us the threat is still real. He looks at some of history's farcical countermeasures and offers practical advice on how to survive an attack.