17 Items

Analysis & Opinions - Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

The Postponement of the NPT Review Conference. Antagonisms, Conflicts and Nuclear Risks after the Pandemic

The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists has published a document from the Pugwash Conference on Science and World Affairs concerning nuclear problems and tensions in the time of COVID-19. The document has been co-signed by a large number of Pugwash colleagues and personalities.

Discussion Paper - International Security Program, Belfer Center

U.S. Tactical Nuclear Weapons in Europe after NATO's Lisbon Summit: Why Their Withdrawal Is Desirable and Feasible

| May 2011

This paper describes how, over the past two decades, the usefulness of U.S. tactical nuclear weapons that are forward-deployed in Europe has gradually declined, and it explains the logic behind their decreased importance.

Journal Article - Climate Policy

Will Coal Depart or Will It Continue to Dominate Global Power Production during the 21st Century?

| 2005

This article considers whether coal must depart or whether it may still dominate power production during the 21st century, in view of the challenges implied by regional pollution reduction and global warming mitigation.

Discussion Paper - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

CO2 Capture and Storage (CCS): Exploring the Research, Development, Demonstration, and Deployment Continuum

| August 2005

The adoption of carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS) technologies is increasingly considered a potentially significant contributor to the energy infrastructure changes required to stabilize atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations for the mitigation of climate change. 

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Journal Article - Environmental Science and Technology

Uncertainty of Air Pollution Cost Estimates: To What Extent Does It Matter?

| 2005

How large is the social cost penalty if one makes the wrong choice because of uncertainties in the estimates of the costs and benefits of environmental policy measures? For discrete choices there is no general rule other than the recommendation to always carefully compare costs and benefits when introducing policies for environmental protection.

Journal Article - International Journal of Energy Technology and Policy

Endogenous Learning in Climate-Energy-Economic Models - An Inventory of Key Uncertainties

| 2004

This paper gives an overview of uncertainties related to endogenous learning as observed in integrated assessment models (IAMs) of global warming, both for bottom-up and top-down climate-energy-economic models.