Sharon Squassoni

Articles by Sharon Squassoni

25 January 2017
AfricaAmericasAsiaEurope/RussiaMiddle East

It is 30 seconds closer to midnight

Lynn EdenRod EwingSivan KarthaHerbert LinSuzet McKinneySteven MillerRaymond T. PierrehumbertRamamurti RajaramanRobert RosnerJennifer SimsSusan SolomonRichard C. J. SomervilleSharon SquassoniDavid Titley

The full text of the Bulletin Science and Security Board 2017 Doomsday Clock statement, which moved the Clock to two and a half minutes to midnight.

2 January 2017

Can nuclear energy be much help when it comes to fighting climate change? Or have nuclear energy advocates greatly overstated their case?

2 September 2016

Center for Strategic and International Studies expert Sharon Squassoni suggests some online searches for citizens and journalists to school themselves before the 2016 US presidential elections.

22 January 2016
AfricaAmericasAsiaEurope/RussiaMiddle East

It is still three minutes to midnight

Lynn EdenRobert RosnerRod EwingLawrence M. KraussSivan KarthaThomas R. PickeringRaymond T. PierrehumbertRamamurti RajaramanJennifer SimsRichard C. J. SomervilleSharon SquassoniDavid Titley

In keeping the hands of the Doomsday Clock at three minutes to midnight, the members of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Science and Security Board mean to make a clear statement: The world situation remains highly threatening to humanity, and decisive action to reduce the danger posed by nuclear weapons and climate change is urgently required.

19 January 2015
AfricaAmericasAsiaEurope/RussiaMiddle East

Three minutes and counting

Lynn EdenRobert RosnerRod EwingSivan KarthaEdward "Rocky" Kolb Lawrence M. KraussLeon LedermanRaymond T. PierrehumbertM. V. RamanaJennifer SimsRichard C. J. SomervilleSharon SquassoniElizabeth J. WilsonDavid TitleyRamamurti Rajaraman

Today, more than 25 years after the end of the Cold War, the members of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Science and Security Board have looked closely at the world situation and found it so threatening that the hands of the Doomsday Clock must once again be set at three minutes to midnight.

5 December 2014

Talk is cheap: Washington attends the humanitarian initiative on nuclear weapons impacts

Sharon Squassoni

Why is the United States now participating in the humanitarian initiative after having previously declined to do so?

1 March 2013
Special issue: US nuclear exit?
A declared exit from commercial nuclear power in the United States is highly improbable.
30 September 2011

Why nuclear power is unique. Uniquely dangerous.

Charles Forsberg suggests that nuclear energy holds the kernel of energy independence, that it can be a force for peace, and that it can remove "energy demands as a cause of war," citing the West's oil interests in the Middle East as a reason for military interventions.

25 August 2011

Nuclear power: Between faith and fear

Several years ago, an American utility executive said, "Nuclear energy is a business, not a religion." This was a refreshing change from the usual ardent support or criticism of nuclear energy