The movement focusing on the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons is gaining strength, despite controversy, and could have a real effect on disarmament
Month: January 2015
CLIMATE CHANGE AND NUCLEAR TENSIONS PUSH DOOMSDAY CLOCK HANDS FORWARD “Extraordinary and Undeniable” Climate, Weapons Threats Cited for Movement; Doomsday Clock Adjustment is 1st in 3 Years and is Accompanied by Urgent Call for Action. WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 22, 2015 – Warning that “the probability of global catastrophe is very high” unless quick action is taken, the … Continued
… January 22, 2015 Daybook & News Advisory … Climate Change and Nuclear Tensions to be Cited by Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists WASHINGTON, D.C. – NEWS ADVISORY – The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists will host a live international news conference at 11 a.m. EST/1600 GMT on January 22, 2015 to announce the recent decision … Continued
If you’ve followed the rolling scandals that have afflicted the US intercontinental ballistic missile force, you know how tawdry and pathetic the revelations have been. Taking the cake for tawdriness was Maj. Gen. Michael Carey, the man then in charge of all the nation’s ICBMs, who in 2013 took an official trip to Moscow and … Continued
Big fines could spell big trouble for US counterproliferation efforts
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
The best way to avert future Russian aggression is not military in nature; it’s a matter of strengthening governance.
What Africa really needs to address its pandemic disease problems is reduced corruption, so money sent to lay the foundations of public health actually is used as intended
As nuclear talks resume between Tehran and six world powers, safeguards to ensure compliance will be a source of disagreement. Iran can take measures to help.
The brouhaha surrounding The Interview distracts from a deadly menace to millions that America failed to stop.
Congress approved a national park to commemorate the Manhattan Project—but atomic weapons are hardly history.