Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Posted: 4th August 2022

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Aug. 4, 2022

Biden signs the Consolidated Appropriations Act
President Joe Biden signs the “Consolidated Appropriations Act” on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)


Are US threat assessments outpacing the military threats America actually faces?

Every weapon in the arsenal is now justified by claims it can help counter China, writes Joe Cirincione of the Quincy Institute. But how much do we really need? Read more.


Weaning a house and the world from fossil fuels: lessons learned

It took climate scientist Richard Somerville just a few months to reduce his own home’s greenhouse gas emissions to near zero. Weaning the entire world from fossil fuels, however, is a staggeringly complex and difficult task. Read more.


NPT Review Conference: Will it rise to the proliferation challenges?

Initially scheduled for 2020 but delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s NPT Review Conference comes amid a clouded summer of potential nuclear proliferation. Read more.

Image by Evan Hatch
Image by Evan Hatch

Save the date!

Don’t miss Conversations Before Midnight, the Bulletin’s annual gathering, on November 9, 2022.

This unique virtual experience is a time to join others in the Bulletin community for a live-streamed keynote address, your very own small group discussion with experts from around the world, and more!



The A1 Verse: The most nuclear bunker

Every so often, a story published on the front page of the New York Times is so appropriate to the Bulletin’s concerns that properly chosen snippets of it produce something more than journalism, something that approaches … poetry. Read more.


John Pope joins the Bulletin

The Bulletin is thrilled to welcome John Pope as its first chief audience officer. Formerly the associate director of the Peace and Security Collaborative at ReThink Media, Pope has collaborated with leading national security experts, organizations, and community advocates. Read more.


“Today, humanity is just one misunderstanding, one miscalculation away from nuclear annihilation.”
— U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres to the Tenth Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons​​​​


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