BlueSciCon Episode 36: Winter-Safe Deterrence

Dr. Seth Baum & Kathryn McLaughlin

Beverage: Yuengling (United States – Pennsylvania)
Listen: [mp3 download]

Questions to consider:

  1. What would be the consequences of a global nuclear winter?
  2. How significant is the threat of nuclear winter today?
  3. Is deterrence the primary motivation for states to acquire nuclear weapons?
  4. Can we achieve deterrence while eliminating the risk of nuclear winter?
  5. Are biological weapons a viable alternative, or do they carry too many unknown risks to serve as a winter-safe deterrent?
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