Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences Division & Daniels Fund Presents The Ethics of Solar Geoengineering by Dr. Marion Hourdequin Global climate change poses a serious challenge to the stability and flourishing of human beings and ecological systems worldwide. Under the UNFCCC, countries around the world have spent decades negotiating responses to climate change, and there is a broad consensus that substantial reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and significant adaptation are needed to avoid increasingly severe climate impacts. This will…Find out more »
How dangerous are nuclear crises? What dynamics underpin how they unfold? Recent tensions between North Korea and the United States have exposed disagreement among both scholars and analysts. This talk reconciles these apparently contradictory views by outlining the circumstances in which different models of nuclear crises should be expected to hold. Nuclear crises should be expected to have different dynamics depending on two variables: the incentives to use nuclear weapons first in a crisis, and the extent to which escalation is…Find out more »
Nuclear Science and Engineering Energy Seminar Series: Are There Game Changers for Nuclear Waste Disposal?
Are There Game Changers for Nuclear Waste Disposal? Presented by Special Guest Dr. Allison M. Macfarlane Abstract: High-level nuclear waste is continuing to build up at nuclear power reactor sites around the country with no final resting place in sight. The Nuclear Waste Policy Act as amended in 1987 designated Yucca Mountain, NV as the only site to be considered. Though the Energy Department submitted a license application to construct a repository in 2008, the Obama Administration canceled these plans…Find out more »