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
A report that reflects discussion at the symposium, “The Fierce Urgency of Nuclear Zero: Changing the Discourse,” held in Santa Barbara, California, on October 24-25, 2016. The symposium was sponsored and organized by the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation.
The impacts of climate change are a "young people's burden," and so they need to get more involved. So says well-known climate scientist James Hansen, in this five-page, 4200-word interview with Rolling Stone.
The Star Wars series contains space battles, light-saber duels, wisecracking scoundrels, Jedi knights, and stirring music. The latest installment, Rogue One, adds another item: what are essentially nuclear weapons.
It’s easy to see the existential threat posed by nuclear weapons or global warming. But do any new technologies present the same kind of danger? That’s one question we’ve tried to address this year with our expanded coverage of things like artificial intelligence, cyber security, and automated warfighting.
In a new essay for the New York Review of Books, the Rockefeller Family Fund is escalating its feud with the oil giant ExxonMobil, weaving a damning narrative of a firm that accepted climate science in private while questioning it in public.
It’s still unclear if Vietnam will be part of the “nuclear renaissance” or not, but with dedicated efforts and support from abroad, its nuclear achievements to date can at least be preserved in a safe and productive way.
With the nuclear-weapon states and their allies headed away from the increased security a world without nuclear weapons would bring, it is time for the world’s citizens and non-governmental organizations to play a leading role in creating the architecture of our future security environment. We must act now to create a multilateral plan for verifiable nuclear disarmament by the year 2045, 100 years after the first use of nuclear weapons.
Each day brings technological innovations in fields such as energy, biotechnology, and data security. Many of them will make a global impact, yet we do not know in what ways they will help or endanger us. Technology assessment (TA) attempts to foresee the social and human impacts of innovations.
Working much like a detective, a researcher was able to track and trace the percentage of emissions each company generated since the dawn of the Industrial Revolution. And it only took 12 years, and a worldwide network of volunteers to gather the data.