Why did Superman & the world destroy high volume of costly natural resources?

2018-10-19 05:31:28

In Superman IV: The Quest For Peace movie, Superman destroyed hundreds of nuclear weapons by throwing them into the sun, in the agreement with the nations of the world.

Why was it necessary to get rid of the nuclear weapons this way? Wasn't it fine to just disable them? It'd save some costly uranium, plutonium etc. which could be used for other purposes.

Update:

Superman didn't destroy the technology. Everything was still at the mercy of nations. There was nothing to stop them creating new nuclear weapons even if we assume they gave all of their nuclear weapons honestly. So, destroying those costly natural resources couldn't make the difference.

From Wikipedia:

Following the news that the United States and the Soviet Union may engage in nuclear war, Clark is conflicted about how much Superman should intervene. After receiving a letter written by a concerned schoolboy, Superman travels to the Fortress of Solitude to seek advice from the spirits of his Kryptonia

  • From Wikipedia:

    Following the news that the United States and the Soviet Union may engage in nuclear war, Clark is conflicted about how much Superman should intervene. After receiving a letter written by a concerned schoolboy, Superman travels to the Fortress of Solitude to seek advice from the spirits of his Kryptonian ancestors. They recommend that he should leave Earth and find a new home.

    After asking for advice from Lois Lane (Margot Kidder), Superman attends a meeting of the United Nations, announcing to the assembly that he will rid the Earth of nuclear weapons. Superman collects most of the world's nuclear stockpile in a gigantic net in Earth orbit, then hurls it into the sun. --Superman IV: The Quest for Peace

    Presented with two choices, Superman found them both unpalatable. The spirits of his Kryptonian ancestors said leave the Earth and find a new home. (Unacceptable)

    His second choice was to not intervene in Human affairs between nations (i.e. the threat of nu

    2018-10-19 07:48:26