Nuclear Weapons and Peace Advocacy

Resources List


Listed below are a series of fact sheets highlighting the links between nuclear weapons and health, the economy, and the environment:


Nuclear Weapons and the Economy

A fact sheet on the economic impact of nuclear weapons.

US Nuclear Weapons Rebuild and the New Nuclear Arms Race

A fact sheet on the modernization of the US nuclear arsenal.

Nuclear Weapons and the Environment

A fact sheet on the environmental impacts of nuclear weapons.

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Nuclear Weapons and Social Justice

A fact sheet on the impacts of the nuclear weapons production system on our communities.


Nuclear Weapons and Human Health

A fact sheet on the human health impacts of nuclear weapons.

Trident Submarine Facts and Figures

An informational sheet on the US trident submarines.

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How would you spend $1 trillion?

This visualization tool created by the Future of Life Institute puts the amount the US is spending on upgrading the nuclear arsenal in perspective.

"Joining the Conversation"

created by jonathan deaton

This 5-minute video shows what happens when college students are asked about nuclear weapons. Jonathan's short film won first prize in the Student Category of Physicians for Social Responsibility's Nukebusters Short Film Contest in 2015. 

A Trident II D5 missile launched from an Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarine. U.S. Navy photo by John Kowalski

A Trident II D5 missile launched from an Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarine. U.S. Navy photo by John Kowalski

America’s Exceptional Violence:

Nuclear weapons and the U.S. claim to the right to use them

A book by David C. Hall, MD; Physicians for Social Responsibility; Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action

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Under the Cloud

Susan Detweiler, M.D., pathologist and PSR member in Seattle, WA, presents this personal essay on atomic power, the effects of living under the specter of nuclear weapons, and the path it has led us down. 

This essay first appeared in the Winter 2012 edition of The Missouri Review. 

WPSR Urges Community to Tell Congress: Stop the New Arms Race

In January, WPSR aired an ad on KING 5 using the historic “Daisy Girl” ad from LBJ’s 1964 presidential campaign. The ad calls on the community to contact their Members of Congress and tell them to oppose the estimated trillion dollars of spending on a new nuclear arms race.

Dr. Ira Helfand speaks on nuclear weapons at TEDx Vail 

As health professionals, we recognize that any detonation of a nuclear weapon, whether by accident or design, would cause devastation and suffering almost beyond imagine. Our motto is: “Prevention is the only cure.”  PSR's Dr. Ira Helfand spoke at TEDx Vail (Jan. 8, 2016) on this threat and what we can do to eliminate it.” 

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"I wish I didn't know that."

This tool created by the Union of Concerned Scientists highlights real-life stories of close calls, screw ups, and nuclear misses.


The Doomsday Clock

For the last two years, the minute hand of the Doomsday Clock stayed set at three minutes before the hour, the closest it had been to midnight since the early 1980s. Now, it has been moved to two and a half minutes to midnight. When they made this decision, the Science and Security Board warned: “The probability of global catastrophe is very high, and the actions needed to reduce the risks of disaster must be taken very soon.” 


Arms Control Association Fact Sheets

The Arms Control Association's fact sheets provide a basic overview of key agreements and issues involving nuclear weapons.