Alan Robock

Articles by Alan Robock

1 September 2012
A nuclear war between Russia and the United States, even after the arsenal reductions planned under New START, could produce a nuclear winter. Hence, an attack by either side could be suicidal, resulting in self-assured destruction.
14 August 2008

We should really worry about nuclear winter

The greatest danger that humans pose to Earth isn't geoengineering, ozone depletion, or even global warming. Rather, it's the climatic consequences of nuclear war.

10 July 2008

The value of thoroughly evaluating geoengineering schemes

In response to Ken Caldeira's comments about ozone, it is indeed the anthropogenic chlorofluorocarbons that supply the chlorine that catalytically destroys ozone.

29 May 2008

Geoengineering shouldn't distract from investing in emissions reduction

Thanks to my colleagues for their thoughtful responses.

1 May 2008
Carbon dioxide emissions are rising so fast that some scientists are seriously considering putting Earth on life support as a last resort. But is this cure worse than the disease?