The continuing environmental threat of nuclear weapons: Integrated policy responses Journal Article uri icon



  • Humans have come to the realization that pollution of the atmosphere with gases and particles in the past 50 years is the dominant cause of atmospheric change [Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, 2007]. While landā€use change can produce large regional effects, ozone depletion, global warming, and nuclear smoke all are humandriven problems that have actual or potential global adverse impacts on our fragile environment, each with severe consequences for humanity. These effects were, or would be, inadvertent and unplanned consequences of normal daily activities, the defense policies of many nations, and nuclear proliferation. Thus, we must seek ways of continuing our normal lives while protecting ourselves from environmental catastrophe.

publication date

  • May 22, 2007

Date in CU Experts

  • June 9, 2014 11:28 AM

Full Author List

  • Robock A; Toon OB; Turco RP; Oman L; Stenchikov GL; Bardeen C

author count

  • 6

Other Profiles

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0096-3941

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2324-9250

Additional Document Info

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  • 228

end page

  • 231


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