Bulletin Staff

Articles by Bulletin Staff

1 July 2013

In this interview, outspoken climatologist James E. Hansen reflects on his 30-plus years of studying climate change and warning the public about its dangers. He talks about the most recent developments in climate science and the questions still to be answered.

19 June 2013

Obama in Berlin: Empty aspiration or inspiration to action?

Bulletin Staff

The Bulletin turns to a number of prominent nuclear weapons experts for their assessments of Obama’s Berlin speech.

5 April 2013

Interview with Siegfried Hecker: North Korea complicates the long-term picture

Bulletin Staff

Pronouncements from Pyongyang during the past few weeks have been ominous, among other things threatening the United States and South Korea with preemptive nuclear attacks. North Korea announced on April 2 that it would restart its nuclear facilities, including its 5-megawatt nuclear reactor in Yongbyon, north of the capital, which had been disabled and mothballed since an agreement in October 2007.

16 October 2012

Remembering the Cuban Missile Crisis

Bulletin Staff

Over the past 50 years, dozens of articles have appeared in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists on the Cuban Missile Crisis. And with each passing year, new and relevant information has been reported -- which, for better or worse, has taught readers that the world was closer to full-scale nuclear war than was originally thought.

13 August 2012

What's next for the NRC: A conversation with Allison Macfarlane

Bulletin Staff

Sworn in as chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission a month ago, Allison Macfarlane is an expert on nuclear waste and the first geologist to serve on the commission. Before beginning her one-year term as the NRC's 15th chairman, Macfarlane was an associate professor of environmental science and policy at George Mason University, as well as an affiliate of MIT's Program in Science, Technology, and Society and Harvard University's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.

19 July 2011

Interview with Gus Speth: Communicating environmental risks in an age of disinformation

Bulletin Staff

For more than four decades, Gus Speth has been a major figure in the modern environmental movement -- a movement that he now says is failing. He has worked within nonprofit activist organizations, government bureaucracies, and academia, and moves easily between these realms. In 1970, as a newly minted environmental attorney, he cofounded the Natural Resources Defense Council, which today has a staff of more than 300 lawyers, scientists, and policy experts. In 1982, he founded the World Resources Institute, an environmental think tank.