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November 2017

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Volume 73 Issue 6

Volume: 73
2 November 2017

Noam Chomsky, though a linguist of enormous stature, is best known outside his original field for an intense, left-leaning political engagement that has entailed pointed criticism of US foreign policy and an abiding interest in nuclear weapons and other technology-based threats to human civilizat

2 November 2017

In this interview, former Republican Congressman Bob Inglis talks about how he became a climate hawk, how to get past conservative resistance to climate solutions, and reasons for optimism at a time when the White House is in rapid retreat from domestic and international action on climate.

2 November 2017

In this issue, top experts assess the Trump administration’s performance in regard to the major, continuing global threats at the heart of the Bulletin’s mission: nuclear weapons, climate change, man-made biological agents, and cyber attacks on democracy.

2 November 2017

The Trump administration has no shortage of new approaches to old problems, but the impatience exhibited by the US commander-in-chief appears to make it difficult for the administration as a whole to follow through on policies that do not yield immediate results.

2 November 2017

It has now been 12 months since Donald Trump was elected President of the United States, a man who as a candidate for the job called the scientific evidence for climate change “a hoax,” vowed to deregulate the American economy from what he considered to be onerous oversight, and bring back jobs t

2 November 2017

The Trump administration, as mandated by law, is creating a new national strategy for biodefense.

2 November 2017

US President Donald Trump and the Silicon Valley innovation ecosystem have ironically compatible views on subjects such as the roles of the private and public sectors; the value of audacious disruption; the importance of US supremacy in the global marketplace; and the need for domestic infrastruc

2 November 2017

In most countries, the challenge of balancing national energy needs against environmental constraints and climate change impacts is complicated by constraints on available energy resources and political tensions among stakeholders.

2 November 2017

For more than two decades, China and Japan have worked to eliminate the chemical weapons that Japan abandoned in China at the end of World War II.