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 the fight against emerging pathogens requires countries to make a genuine political commitment to systems for disease surveillance, prevention, and control. Nations must also provide adequate resources, both financial and human.
The author argues that developing countries considering the adoption or expansion of nuclear power sectors must establish a sustainable process for nuclear development, an appropriate framework for safety, and a productive approach toward public attitudes on nuclear power.
The author argues that due to a range of challenges, ranging from the dangers of terrorism to the difficulty of evacuating Karachi, Pakistan will face high risks if it enlarges its nuclear power sector.
Lawrence M. KraussLynn EdenRobert RosnerAlexander GlaserEdward "Rocky" Kolb Leon LedermanRamamurti RajaramanM. V. RamanaElizabeth J. WilsonRichard C. J. SomervilleSivan KarthaJennifer SimsRod Ewing
A careful review of threats leads the Bulletin's Science and Security Board to conclude that the risk of civilization-threatening technological catastrophe remains high, and that the hands of the Doomsday Clock should therefore remain at five minutes to midnight.
Most poor nations bear little responsibility for climate change but many of them stand to suffer greatly from it. Some rich nations balk at reducing carbon emissions unless others do likewise. How should responsibility for addressing climate change be apportioned?