Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Volume 67 Issue 1

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January/February
2011
Volume: 67
ISSN: 1938-3282
Page count: 76
Issue external URL: Link

Interview

1 January 2011
Interview
The director of the University of  Toronto’s Citizen Lab—an interdisciplinary R&D group that works on issues related to digital media, global security, and human rights—describes the new militarization of cyberspace.

Feature

1 January 2011
Feature
Swift and deep reductions in emissions of greenhouse gases, chiefly carbon dioxide, are necessary to help avoid some of the most devastating effects of climate change.
1 January 2011
Feature
The world’s icy and snowy regions—the cryosphere—are where the most profound changes will occur as the globe continues warming. In many areas, the levels of cryospheric change today are surpassing any seen in the past hundreds to thousands of years.
1 January 2011
Feature
The conversation on global warming started in 1896, when a physical chemist estimated that the mean global temperature would rise several degrees if the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere was doubled. The topic eventually became one of the most passionate in the history of science.
1 January 2011
Feature
The natural sciences are doing an admirable job of describing the geophysical aspects of climate change. The science behind global warming is well established.

Global forum

1 January 2011
Global forum
While there is little dissent in the scientific community that climate change directly correlates to human-caused greenhouse-gas emissions, action to reduce those emissions has not followed from the United States and many other governments around the world.
1 January 2011
Global forum
While there is little dissent in the scientific community that climate change directly correlates to human-caused greenhouse-gas emissions, action to reduce those emissions has not followed from the United States and many other governments around the world.

Nuclear notebook

1 January 2011
Nuclear notebook

The authors write about US tactical nuclear weapons in Europe, and how NATO’s new Strategic Concept, adopted in November 2010, places less importance on these weapons.

Turn back the clock

1 January 2011
Turn back the clock