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Weapons of mass destruction

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Weapons of mass destruction (WMD) are weapons whose destructive capacity far exceeds that of conventional weaponry. Modern WMDs are nuclear, biological or chemical weapons, which are frequently referred to collectively as NBC weapons.

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In­ter­me­di­ate goals for re­duc­ing risks from nu­clear weapons: A shal­low re­view (part 1/​4)

MichaelA1 May 2023 15:04 UTC
35 points
0 comments11 min readEA link
(docs.google.com)

Tech­nolog­i­cal de­vel­op­ments that could in­crease risks from nu­clear weapons: A shal­low review

MichaelA9 Feb 2023 15:41 UTC
79 points
3 comments5 min readEA link
(bit.ly)

“A Creepy Feel­ing”: Nixon’s De­ci­sion to Disavow Biolog­i­cal Weapons

ThomasW30 Sep 2022 15:17 UTC
48 points
3 comments11 min readEA link

Samotsvety Nu­clear Risk up­date Oc­to­ber 2022

NunoSempere3 Oct 2022 18:10 UTC
262 points
52 comments16 min readEA link

Can a war cause hu­man ex­tinc­tion? Once again, not on priors

Vasco Grilo🔸25 Jan 2024 7:56 UTC
67 points
29 comments18 min readEA link

Re­quest for pro­pos­als: Help Open Philan­thropy quan­tify biolog­i­cal risk

djbinder12 May 2022 21:28 UTC
137 points
10 comments6 min readEA link

What is the like­li­hood that civ­i­liza­tional col­lapse would di­rectly lead to hu­man ex­tinc­tion (within decades)?

Luisa_Rodriguez24 Dec 2020 22:10 UTC
292 points
37 comments50 min readEA link

EA needs more humor

SWK1 Dec 2022 5:30 UTC
35 points
14 comments5 min readEA link

U.S. Has De­stroyed the Last of Its Once-Vast Chem­i­cal Weapons Arsenal

JMonty18 Jul 2023 1:47 UTC
19 points
2 comments1 min readEA link
(www.nytimes.com)

Re­search pro­ject idea: Cli­mate, agri­cul­tural, and famine effects of nu­clear conflict

MichaelA15 Apr 2023 14:35 UTC
17 points
2 comments4 min readEA link

Re­search pro­ject idea: Tech­nolog­i­cal de­vel­op­ments that could in­crease risks from nu­clear weapons

MichaelA15 Apr 2023 14:28 UTC
16 points
0 comments7 min readEA link

Re­search pro­ject idea: In­ter­me­di­ate goals for nu­clear risk reduction

MichaelA15 Apr 2023 14:25 UTC
24 points
0 comments5 min readEA link

[Question] Con­crete, ex­ist­ing ex­am­ples of high-im­pact risks from AI?

freedomandutility15 Apr 2023 22:19 UTC
9 points
1 comment1 min readEA link

II. Trig­ger­ing The Race

Maynk0224 Oct 2023 18:45 UTC
6 points
1 comment4 min readEA link

III. Run­ning its course

Maynk024 Nov 2023 19:31 UTC
6 points
1 comment5 min readEA link

[Creative writ­ing con­test] The sor­cerer in chains

Swimmer30 Oct 2021 1:23 UTC
17 points
0 comments32 min readEA link

I. Start­ing Small

Maynk0211 Oct 2023 21:44 UTC
5 points
0 comments1 min readEA link

IV. Par­allels and Review

Maynk0227 Feb 2024 23:10 UTC
7 points
1 comment8 min readEA link
(open.substack.com)

Two Rea­sons For Res­tart­ing the Test­ing of Nu­clear Weapons

niplav8 Aug 2023 7:50 UTC
17 points
2 comments5 min readEA link

An­nounc­ing the first is­sue of Asterisk

Clara Collier21 Nov 2022 18:51 UTC
275 points
47 comments1 min readEA link

Read­ing Group Launch: In­tro­duc­tion to Nu­clear Is­sues, March-April 2023

Isabel3 Feb 2023 14:55 UTC
11 points
2 comments3 min readEA link

Nu­clear Pre­pared­ness Guide

Fin8 Mar 2022 17:04 UTC
103 points
13 comments11 min readEA link

Mili­tary Ar­tifi­cial In­tel­li­gence as Con­trib­u­tor to Global Catas­trophic Risk

MMMaas27 Jun 2022 10:35 UTC
41 points
0 comments54 min readEA link

In­tro to the book: An­i­mal Weapons by Dou­glas Em­len.

Maynk0211 Oct 2023 21:26 UTC
7 points
0 comments1 min readEA link
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