The Doomsday Clock is an internationally recognized design that conveys how close we are to destroying our civilization with dangerous technologies of our own making. First and foremost among these are nuclear weapons, but the dangers include climate-changing technologies, emerging... Read More
The author argues that intellectual property rights represent a real obstacle to the diffusion of low-carbon technology in developing countries, but developed nations behave in a manner suggesting that developing countries’ legitimate concerns are not even worthy of discussion.
Ahmed Abdel LatifCarlos M. CorreaFrederick M. Abbott
To pursue climate mitigation and adaptation strategies, developing nations need access to technology. But most intellectual property relevant to clean energy is held in the developed world. Exactly how serious is this problem—and what can be done about it?
If the Obama administration does not put in place an affordable nuclear weapons strategy for the coming decades, nuclear strategy will be set by bureaucratic struggles and congressional politics. This is not strategy; it is an accident waiting to happen.
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.
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.
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?
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.
أحمد عبد اللطيف هو كبير مديري برنامج الابتكار والتقنية والملكية الفكرية في المركز الدولي للتجارة والتنمية المستدامة بجنيف. عمل كزميل باحث في برنامج علوم الاستدامة في كلية كينيدي بجامعة هارفارد في خريف عام 2012.
Ahmed Abdel Latif es el director principal del programa para la innovación, la tecnología y la propiedad intelectual en el Centro Internacional para el Comercio y el Desarrollo Sostenible con sede en Ginebra.