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 pessimism is justified regarding the long-term goal of eliminating nuclear weapons from the world, but optimism is justified when it comes to reducing nuclear arsenals in the short term.
To assure global coverage and a higher probability of detecting nuclear tests, if the international community must expand its monitoring system and put limits on radioactive releases from nuclear facilities
The author argues that it’s up to the American people to decide how large their nuclear arsenal should be, and how much nuclear modernization the country should pursue—but it’s important to remember that these decisions will have long-lasting implications for the rest of the world.
Lynn EdenRobert RosnerRod EwingSivan KarthaEdward "Rocky" Kolb Lawrence M. KraussLeon LedermanRaymond T. PierrehumbertM. V. RamanaJennifer SimsRichard C. J. SomervilleSharon SquassoniElizabeth J. WilsonDavid TitleyRamamurti Rajaraman
Today, more than 25 years after the end of the Cold War, the members of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Science and Security Board have looked closely at the world situation and found it so threatening that the hands of the Doomsday Clock must once again be set at three minutes to midnight.
The nuclear weapons production and laboratory system created during the Cold War is simply far too large for the current military situation and needs drastic consolidation that includes the closing of labs and other facilities