Steven Starr

Articles by Steven Starr

25 February 2015
AmericasEurope/Russia

What would happen if an 800-kiloton nuclear warhead detonated above midtown Manhattan?

Steven StarrLynn EdenTheodore A. Postol

At least 90 square miles of firestorm would extinguish all life and destroy most everything else

12 March 2010

The climatic consequences of nuclear war

Steven Starr

Although the ongoing Nuclear Posture Review is supposed to include all aspects of the strategy and doctrine that govern the use of U.S. nuclear weapons, it once again will not consider one crucial question: What would be the long-term consequences to Earth's environment if the U.S. nuclear arsenal were detonated during a conflict?

1 May 2004
Opinion
Launch-on-warning policies in the United States and Russia are vestiges of the Cold War. They need to be replaced–the sooner the better.