International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) and its US affiliate Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) today released a new reportconcluding that more than two billion people—a quarter of the world’s population—would be at risk of starvation in the event of a limited nuclear exchange, such as one that could occur between India and Pakistan, or by the use of even a small number of the nuclear weapons held by the US and Russia. 304 more words
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On Dec. 2, 1942, the world entered the age of nuclear power with the first controlled nuclear chain reaction. It took place in an experimental reactor, named Chicago Pile-1 (CP-1), assembled and started under the supervision of the Italian physicist Enrico Fermi. 269 more words
Read it in: maybe a little over two weeks
So this was a bit of a random choice, picked up in the bookshop for no apparent reason and waiting to be read so that I could finally add the ‘fiction alphabetical order J’ category to the list. 697 more words
If sanctions described as crippling could not slow down the Iranian rush for the bomb, what makes anyone think that a negotiated deal will?
Lets remember that while under international sanctions, Iran was able to carry on massive military maneuvers, threaten to close the Straight of Hormuz, continued to build new missile technology, build new naval boats, build drones, threaten Israel and continue to build on its nuclear bomb technology. 165 more words