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Friday, September 16, 2016

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Friday, September 16, 2016

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Friday, September 16, 2016
Laura H. Kahn
As we work to arrest global warming, we must also mitigate the food security problems it will cause.
Lawrence M. Krauss
Why is the chairman of the House Commitee on Science, Space, and Technology waging a veritable war on science? The chair of the Bulletin's Board of Sponsors explains.
How to reduce South Asia's nuclear dangers
Jayita Sarkar, Rabia Akhtar, Mario E. Carranza
A pair of fierce rivals, both nuclear-armed, face off across a contested border—no wonder South Asia has sometimes been called the world's most dangerous place. How can India and Pakistan manage nuclear risk so that danger doesn't become catastrophe? Round one of our debate opens.
David Ropeik
Deep fear of nuclear radiation is widespread, yet research on radiation’s biological effects finds that the level of alarm far exceeds the actual danger. From the subscription journal.
Monday, September 26, 2016
9 a.m. to 10 a.m. CDT
North Korea’s fifth nuclear test confirms growing fears in the international community that the regime’s nuclear aspirations reach much further than once assumed. Pyongyang confirmed the test on September 9th, claiming that it is now capable of mounting nuclear warheads on ballistic missiles. Join our conversation with moderator Julian Borger of The Guardian, while experts Suzanne DiMaggio, Mark Fitzpatrick, and Chung-in Moon discuss what appears to be the most powerful nuclear test ever conducted by North Korea.
Informed consent: What communities need to know about interim nuclear waste storage
Tami Thatcher
Communities interested in hosting a nuclear waste storage facility need to take a closer look at the Department of Energy’s track record to understand why there is so little trust in the department’s ability to keep its commitments.
What We're Reading
Take a spin on the Union of Concerned Scientists' terrifying interactive nuclear roulette wheel full of “close calls, screw ups, and nuclear near misses.” Read about California’s sweeping new climate law that goes beyond the state’s previous goal of bringing emissions down to 1990 levels by the end of this decade and calls instead for hitting the “much more ambitious target” of 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030. See why three bipartisan groups of the US military and national security experts urge the country to adopt a new approach to climate change.
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As part of its commitment to support global leadership on climate solutions, the MacArthur Foundation seeks to inform people about the issue with its new e-newsletter, Morning Climate. Sign up and you’ll received the latest news about climate change developments, with a special focus on the US, India, and China.
September 30, 2016
10:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
John F. Kennedy School of Government--Harvard University
RSVP for a discussion of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and a luncheon to honor the winners of the U.N. International Student Essay Competition on non-proliferation.
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About the Bulletin
For more than 70 years the Bulletin has engaged science leaders, policy makers and the interested public on topics of nuclear weapons and disarmament, the changing energy landscape, climate change and emerging technologies.

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