Three decades after the first cold war, we’ve unfortunately entered a new one. There are about 14,000 nuclear weapons, some hundreds of times more powerful than those that obliterated Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and they may be able to create a decade-long nuclear winter that could kill most people on Earth. Yet the superpowers are investing over a trillion dollars making their nuclear arsenals more lethal, which many experts believe increases the risk of nuclear proliferation, nuclear terrorism, and accidental nuclear war – which has almost occurred over a dozen times.

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Nuclear Weapons

Experiment in Annihilation

To celebrate the 88th birthday of its author today, we're republishing…

Have Nuclear Weapons Kept the Peace?

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Miliatry.com published a piece this week about the Pentagon…

The Increasing Risk of Nuclear War

On Saturday, February 27, thousands of activists marched through…

Secretary William Perry Talks at Google: My Journey at the Nuclear Brink

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7LQjNvfPmo Former Secretary…

Dr. David Wright on North Korea’s Satellite

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Earlier this month, Dr. David Wright, co-director of the Union…

X-risk News of the Week: Nuclear Winter and a Government Risk Report

X-risk = Existential Risk. The risk that we could accidentally…

Nuclear Warmongering Is Back in Fashion

"We should not be surprised that the Air Force and Navy think…

The Nuclear Weapons Threat and the Political Campaigns

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http://soundcloud.com/futureoflife/nuclear_interview_david_wright After…

The Wisdom Race Is Heating Up

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There’s a race going on that will determine the fate of humanity.…

North Korea’s Nuclear Test

https://soundcloud.com/futureoflife/north_korea_nuclear_test North…

2015: An Amazing Year in Review

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Just four days before the end of the year, the Washington Post…

Santa, Mistakes, and Nuclear War

Written by: David Wright, physicist & co-director, Global…

FLI at Nuclear Disarmament Conference

In the shadow left by the attacks on Lebanon, Paris, and Iraq,…

New report: “Leó Szilárd and the Danger of Nuclear Weapons”

From MIRI: Today we release a new report by Katja Grace, “Leó…

The Risk of Nuclear War Between India and Pakistan

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Photo from the original article. Frank Hoffman has recently…
Hiroshima after the atomic bomb destroyed the city.

Eric Schlosser on Nuclear Weapons

Today's Nuclear Dilemma In a paper just released by the…

What You Should Really Be Scared of on Halloween

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It was four days before Halloween and the spirits were tense,…

From Physics Today: China’s no-first-use nuclear policy

"China’s entire nuclear weapons posture, and its relatively…

FHI: Putting Odds on Humanity’s Extinction

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Putting Odds on Humanity’s Extinction The Team Tasked With…