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 an ongoing diplomatic initiative regarding the humanitarian impact of nuclear detonations could, if great care is exercised, evolve into a successful process for establishing a treaty banning nuclear weapons.
The author argues that the proper response to nuclear weapons is deep-seated fear, but that nuclear weapons in limited numbers actually make a great contribution to mankind insofar as they prevent large wars.
The author argues that it's difficult for women to contribute to nuclear disarmament as long as diplomacy, dialogue, and a sense of interdependence among nations—the very things on which disarmament depends—are assigned low value due to their association with femininity.
A new report suggests the Fukushima disaster is unlikely to pose Chernobyl-scale health risks. But both accidents had major environmental and social effects, and they share an underlying cause: a belief in nuclear infallibility.
The risk of a manmade pandemic sparked by a laboratory escape is not hypothetical: Many laboratory escapes of high-consequence pathogens have occurred. Ironically, these laboratories were working with pathogens to prevent the very outbreaks they ultimately caused.