Nobel Peace Prize Winner Warns That Nuclear War Is One ‘Tantrum Away’ “We have avoided nuclear war not through prudent leadership but good fortune,” said Beatrice Fihn, at the award ceremony in Oslo. Total nuclear destruction is “only one impulsive tantrum away,” this year’s Noble Peace Prize winner warned while accepting the award for an international anti-nuclear weapons campaign. “The threat is real. We have avoided nuclear war not through prudent leadership but good fortune. Sooner or later, if we fail to act, our luck will run out,” Beatrice Fihn, executive director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), said during a ceremony in Oslo on Sunday. “The risk for nuclear weapons use is even greater today than at the end of the Cold War. But unlike the Cold War, today we face many more nuclear armed states, terrorists and cyber warfare,” she said. “A moment of panic or carelessness, a misconstrued comment or bruised ego, could easily lead us unavoidably to the destruction of entire cities.” More: Nobel Peace Prize Winner Warns That Nuclear War Is One 'Tantrum Away' This should be of great concern to all of us - regardless of politics.