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March 2015

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Volume 71 Issue 2

Volume: 71
Page count: 119

Interview

1 March 2015
Interview

In this interview, Tufts University sophomore Henry Jacqz talks with the Bulletin about the Massachusetts-based group Students for a Just and Stable Future and its efforts to spur action on climate change.

Nuclear notebook

1 March 2015
Americas
Nuclear notebook

As of early 2015, the authors estimate that the US Defense Department maintains about 4,760 nuclear warheads. Of this number, they estimate that approximately 2,080 warheads are deployed while 2,680 warheads are in storage.

Global forum

1 March 2015
Global forum

Since 2002, when the United States withdrew from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty, the international arms control regime has included no limits on missile defense.

1 March 2015
Global forum

Since 2002, when the United States withdrew from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty, the international arms control regime has included no limits on missile defense.

1 March 2015
Global forum

Since 2002, when the United States withdrew from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty, the international arms control regime has included no limits on missile defense.

1 March 2015

Will rising sea levels cause mass migrations of people from low-lying, impoverished equatorial areas into regions of higher ground—and if so, what will their reception be by their hosts?

1 March 2015

Many nuclear power plants were situated next to the ocean to have ready access to huge volumes of water, and sometimes they were built on land that was not very high above mean sea level.

1 March 2015

When it comes to conflicts over the allocation of freshwater supply, who bears the burden, at what cost, and at what scale are important questions.

Features

1 March 2015
Features

The antinuclear movement has fluctuated between gigantic (in the 1980s) and almost nonexistent (the 1970s, now). What accounts for these remarkable variations? Is it possible to identify the factors that touched off the remarkable surges in participation in the 1960s and 1980s?

1 March 2015
Features

American dominance of conventional military capabilities has forced potential competitors to explore asymmetric responses.

1 March 2015
Features

Fear of nuclear weapons is rational, but its extension to terrorism has been a vehicle for fear-mongering that is unjustified by available data.

1 March 2015
Features

Since taking office in 2006, Prime Minister Stephen Harper has transformed science in Canada, particularly for government scientists.

1 March 2015
Features

Uncertainty surrounds the public understanding of climate change and provides fertile ground for conspiracy theories. Typically, such conspiracy theories assert that climate scientists and politicians are distorting or hijacking the science to suit their own purposes.