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
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.
Kazakhstan’s leadership has done little to address pressing humanitarian issues at Semipalatinsk, failing to provide adequate funding for environmental clean up and adequate security for the former Soviet nuclear testing site.
Not only could America make significant cuts to its nuclear forces without harming its security, but doing so would get the president closer to a major unmet goal while simultaneously freeing up federal money that could be much better used on other military priorities.