HIROSHIMA & NAGASAKI ~ Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists




Counting the dead at Hiroshima and Nagasaki

How many people died in the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki? It’s complicated. Historian Alex Wellerstein examines the conflicting reports, observing that various numbers are deployed primarily as a form of moral calculus. Read more.


A message from Hiroshima on the reality of the atomic bombing

Many A-bomb survivors have long been working as storytellers at the cost of their emotional pain. Why have the urgings of the victims of the atomic bombings and of the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki for the abolition of nuclear weapons been betrayed for so long? Read the message from Hidehiko Yuzaki, governor of Hiroshima Prefecture. Read more.


The atomic bomb and common security

Since the first use of nuclear weapons in war, 75 years ago today, people concerned with the danger of large-scale nuclear war keep rediscovering a powerful tool for its prevention. Richard Rhodes outlines the “only answer to the clear and present danger of nuclear destruction.” Read more.


Statement from the Bulletin’s Science and Security Board

On the 75th anniversaries of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Bulletin’s Science and Security Board calls on all states to use their scientific and technical prowess to reduce rather than increase nuclear risks and refrain from new nuclear weapon capabilities that fuel nuclear arms races. Read more.

#stillhere: 75 Years of Shared Nuclear Legacy

Take time today, the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, to sign the Hibakusha Appeal for the elimination of nuclear weapons. Then, join national, virtual eventscommemorating the anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.


Hiroshima and COVID-19

With both COVID-19 and nuclear weapons, we have no choice but to call upon the remarkable capacity of the human species for adaptation. Such adaptation is by no means passive and must combine political will with scientific knowledge. Read more.


Watch Now: “Why the atomic bombing of Hiroshima would be illegal today” Global Webinar

On Monday, the Bulletin hosted a global webinar featuring Scott Sagan, Bulletin SASB member and Caroline S.G. Munro Professor of Political Science at Stanford University; Allen Weiner, director of the Stanford Program in International and Comparative Law; led by Bulletin columnist Sara Kutchesfahani, director of N Square DC Hub. Watch now.


Reflecting on the 75th Anniversary of Hiroshima
Bulletin executive chair, former California Governor Jerry Brown, and president and CEO Rachel Bronson will appear at the first ever virtual Aspen Security Forum today at 11:45 am Central. Join the forum to explore the most pressing foreign policy and national security issues of the day facing the US and its allies. Watch now.


Transforming Our Nuclear Legacy

Bulletin president and CEO Rachel Bronson joins Humanity Rising this morning at 10 am Central to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. Join in to explore pathways forward to the elimination of nuclear weapons. Watch on YouTube.


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