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Friday, April 7, 2017

Bulletin of Atomic Scientists Friday, April 7, 2017

Friday, April 7, 2017

Sharon Burke, Danny Cullenward, Alice Hill, John P. Holdren, Roger Pielke, Jr., Raymond Pierrehumbert, Steven W. Running, Richard Somerville, David Titley, Kevin Trenberth
President Donald Trump’s March 28 Executive Order on Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth is but the latest in a series of rollbacks intended to dismantle the Obama administration's climate change policies. Read the new commentaries on how those changes will affect everything from climate mitigation to national security.
Tim Wright, Ray Acheson
Disagreements arose during the week of negotiations at UN headquarters, where over 130 countries gathered to discuss a nuclear weapons ban. But Tim Wright believes believes a treaty will be reached by July. Catch up on the week of negotiations, and be sure to read Ray Acheson's post on what will be in the ban.

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Victor Gilinsky, Henry Sokolski
The Non-Proliferation Treaty needs our help to sustain its principal function—barring the way to more nuclear weapons countries—because it has been getting watered it down.
Yangyang Cheng
In this new Voices of Tomorrow essay, a young particle physicist explains why she changed her mind about the March for Science.

Gregory D. Koblentz, Paul F. Walker
The Bioweapons Convention and its implementation body are facing a severe budget crunch. A possible solution lives outside Seattle.

Derek Leebaert
A critique of The Big Stick: The Limits of Soft Power and the Necessity of Military Force, by Eliot A. Cohen.
April 22nd is not just Earth Day, it's the global March for Science. Find out how you can get involved.

Derek Leebaert
To mark the 75th anniversary of CP-1, Bulletin executive director and publisher Rachel Bronson and Science and Security Board Chair Bob Rosner are participating in an event about the history of the first self-sustaining controlled nuclear chain reaction, nuclear energy, and its cultural impact. Friday, April 14th  5:00-6:30 PM, UChicagoGRAD at UChicago Bookstore, 3rd Floor (970 E. 58th St).

Rachel Bronson, Lucien Crowder
Highly organized people may be able to survive a global pandemic, but what about those of us who are, um, less organized? And if you've been meaning to read Fiona Hill's 500-page profile of Vladimir Putin but haven't gotten to it yet, look no further. While you're at it, read about Michael Bierut, who designed the current Doomsday Clock, as he explains the journey during which his near-perfect Hillary 2016 logo went from panned to praised to past tense.
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