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
Environmental photojournalist Gary Braasch discusses how images have changed over time to illustrate the effects of climate change. This interview is based on Braasch's article—"Climate change: Is seeing believing?"—featured in the November/December 2013 issue of the Bulletin.
An emerging school of thought contends that the world is becoming increasingly safe. Proponents of the peaceable-world argument point to statistical evidence that war and violence have diminished since prehistoric times and to the non-use of nuclear weapons since 1945.
In June 2013, Obama announced his nuclear arms policy goals, asserting his support for a one-third reduction in deployed US strategic nuclear weapons and for “bold” cuts in US and Russian tactical weapons in Europe.
Don't miss the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists' three-part series on nuclear power in the November/December 2012 issue, the January/February 2013 issue, and the March/April 2013 issue. The Bulletin gathers some of the world's top nuclear energy experts for this special series to answer the question: Just how easy would it be to unplug from nuclear?