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Steps to Zero
Nuclear weapons pose a threat to human life and health. Additionally, the weakening of international treaties and the rising threat of nuclear terrorism make taking steps to eliminating nuclear weapons essential. With recently reported bipartisan and global support for a vision of world free of nuclear weapons, PSR will promote taking concrete steps to zero including: U.S. ratification of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, a reduction of the role nuclear weapons play in security strategies, U.S.-Russian agreement to verifiably reduce nuclear arsenals, and a strengthening of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty.
Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) collborates with two international organizations--the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) and International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) in an effot to abolish nuclear weapons. PSR, ICAN and IPPNW have identfied some critical steps towards zero including the U.S. ratification of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty.
- Climate and Health Effects of Regional Nuclear War
Recent studies have shown that even a “limited” nuclear conflict, involving as few as 100 Hiroshima-sized bombs, would have global climate implications. Among the most serious consequences, a significant cooling of the earth's surface would curtail growing seasons for a decade or more, affecting the food security of billions of people far removed from the area of conflict. Read more »
- Kyl Amendment Seeks to “Modernize” U.S. Nuclear Weapons
Posted on July 23, 2009
An amendment to the Department of Defense Authorization Bill (S.1390) outlines a plan to cut funding from nuclear weapon reduction activities. Senators Jon Kyl (R-AZ) and Joe Lieberman (D-CT) introduced the Amendment (S. 1760) on behalf of McCain (R-AZ), McConnell (R-KY), Sessions (R-AL) and other prominent members of Congress. This Amendment attempts to both stifle nuclear disarmament negotiations between the U.S. and Russia and strengthen U.S. missile defense systems. Read more »
- Policy on Pakistan
Posted by Sohini Sircar on June 3, 2009
The Obama Administration is embracing the vision of a world free of nuclear weapons, but understands that attaining this goal will take time. The President has made it clear that the United States will keep its nuclear deterrent capabilities for the time being. Yet the U.S. must take concrete steps to realize this vision in order to prevent our greatest threat today: nuclear terrorism. Read more »
- Obama Met With Four Horse Men
Posted on May 20, 2009
President Obama met with authors of a 2007 Wall Street Journal article that pushed the international community onto a nuclear weapons free world wave. Former secretaries, Henry Kissinger, and George Schultz, and two leading Democrats, Sam Nunn, and William Perry met with President Obama to help him realize what he committed America to in Prague last month, “a world without nuclear weapons.’’ Read more »
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Zero Is the Only Option
In March 2010, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War and PSR docs Vic Sidel and Ira Helfand published a major new briefing paper on the global climate and health effects of nuclear war. Zero is the only option was produced for the 2010 Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference. Read more »
Steps to Safety (for General Audiences)
PowerPoint presentation on how nuclear weapons put the United States at risk today--and how we can reduce and eventually eliminate the danger posed by the thousands of nuclear weapons still stockpiled in nuclear arsenals, the tons of nuclear bomb making material vulnerable to theft by extremists, and the specter of more nations potentially seeking nuclear weapons. Read more »
PSR Reports Fall 2010
Inside this issue: the Environmental Health Policy Institute; New START victory; coal ash health threats; and 2009 Financial Statement. Read more »
In the Spotlight
December 3, 2013
Climate Change: Impacts on Public Health
Open to the public, this dinner program highlights the relationship between climate change and health, and provides ideas for mitigation. Featuring keynote speakers Dr. George Luber and Meredith Jagger.