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    Can the World Come to Its Senses on Nuclear Weapons?

    Can the World Come to Its Senses on Nuclear Weapons?

    By Bunny McDiarmid Looking back, one of the key moments that was to define both my professional and personal path was the moment I stepped onto the small atoll of Rongelap, in the Pacific Ocean. It was May 17, 1985 and I was 24 years old. At first glance, it appeared as if I had […]

    Here’s One More Good Reason Not to Launch a Nuclear War

    Here’s One More Good Reason Not to Launch a Nuclear War

    By Tim Radford Four U.S. scientists have just introduced one more good reason not to launch a nuclear war. It would not simply guarantee the mutual destruction of the participants. It would also precipitate catastrophic climate change. And, they argue in the journal Environment Magazine, even a single nuclear missile strike could darken the skies, […]

    U.S. Military: ‘We Are Prepared to Use Nuclear Weapons’

    U.S. Military: ‘We Are Prepared to Use Nuclear Weapons’

    Twice in seven days the U.S. shot nuclear-capable long-range missiles toward the Marshall Islands, but the same government refused in March to join negotiations for a new treaty banning nuclear weapons. Tests conducted April 26 and May 3 from Vandenberg Air Force Base northwest of Lompoc, California, launched modernized Minuteman-3 ballistic missiles, and the U.S. […]

    Noam Chomsky: Climate Change and Nuclear War, Most Dangerous Threats to the Human Species

    Noam Chomsky: Climate Change and Nuclear War, Most Dangerous Threats to the Human Species

    Democracy Now! celebrated its 20th anniversary Monday night at the historic Riverside Church in New York City. Among those who addressed more than 2,000 attendants was world-renowned linguistic Noam Chomsky. Chomsky spoke about the two most dangerous threats the human species faces today: the possibility of nuclear war and the accelerating destruction of human-fueled climate […]