Make a difference in the challenge to confront global warming and prevent nuclear war and the development and use of nuclear weapons.
The PBS Documentary Command and Control illustrated the risks of maintaining nuclear arsenals. We need your help to stop a whole new nuclear arms race.
Consequences of a Single Failure of Nuclear Deterrence
Senior Scientist Steven Starr, February 2011
Only a single failure of nuclear deterrence is required to start a nuclear war, and the consequences of such a failure would be profound. Peer-reviewed studies predict that less than 1% of the nuclear weapons now deployed in the arsenals of the Nuclear Weapon States, if detonated in urban areas, would immediately kill tens of millions of people, and cause long-term, catastrophic disruptions of the global climate and massive destruction of Earth’s protective ozone layer.
Last Updated September 12, 2013
In the Spotlight
November 30, 2016
Eating for Climate and Health
PSR's new PowerPoint presentation on how climate change impacts food production, and agriculture's contribution to climate change.