Month: January 2016
As another mosquito-borne virus spreads rapidly, we should consider how to prevent the next one.
Closing small and hypothetical gaps in the US nuclear arsenal isn’t worth the expense and won’t eliminate risk.
Experts at National Press Club Joined by Stanford University Panel of CA Governor Brown, Former Secretary of State George Schultz and Former Defense Secretary William Perry. WASHINGTON, D.C. & STANFORD, CA. – January 26, 2016 – The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Science and Security Board announced today that the minute hand of its closely watched Doomsday … Continued
“DOOMSDAY CLOCK” ANNOUNCEMENT SET FOR JANUARY 26TH IN D.C. AND STANFORD New Speakers Added: CA Gov. Jerry Brown, Former Secretary of State Schultz & Former Defense Secretary Perry National Press Club Event to be Linked to Stanford University Event Recent Global Tensions and Climate Change Developments to be Weighed WASHINGTON, D.C. & STANFORD, CA. – … Continued
In keeping the hands of the Doomsday Clock at three minutes to midnight, the members of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Science and Security Board mean to make a clear statement: The world situation remains highly threatening to humanity, and decisive action to reduce the danger posed by nuclear weapons and climate change is urgently required.
Former US Senator Sam Nunn, co-architect of the Nunn-Lugar Act, talks to the Bulletin about his organization’s new Nuclear Security Index and the upcoming Nuclear Security Summit.
There are good reasons to doubt Iran’s claims that it is developing ballistic missiles purely for defensive purposes—but also good reasons to believe.
Implementation Day is a major milestone, but the nuclear agreement’s achievements can only be sustained with ongoing communication.
Iran went from steady pursuit of the Bomb in the mid-2000s to a more conciliatory stance by 2013. An American nuclear scientist in touch with Iran’s scientists and officials over the years examines Tehran’s motivations.
For immediate release: January 15, 2016 Bulletin Media Contact: Janice Sinclaire, [email protected] CHICAGO– January 15, 2016 – The nuclear agreement that Iran and six major world powers signed in 2015 has focused attention on Middle Eastern nuclear politics. But as the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists’ Executive Editor and Publisher, Rachel Bronson, observes, that deal … Continued
Recent Global Tensions and Climate Change Developments to be Weighed WASHINGTON, D.C. – NEWS ADVISORY – The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists will host a live international news conference at 1:30 p.m. EST/1830 GMT on January 26, 2016 to announce whether the minute hand of the historic “Doomsday Clock” will be adjusted. The decision is … Continued
The new federal budget continues subsidies for renewable energy but lifts the US crude oil export ban. That won't keep fossil fuels in the ground.
Russia’s Rosatom was about to break ground on Turkey’s first nuclear power plant. Amid a new rift between the two countries, the latter’s energy future hangs in the balance.
The answer to replacing fossil fuels may be to go fly a kite. Literally.