Nuclear security

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Resources to check out

Nuclear security → 80,000 Hours Problem Profile ~ 10 min Also, see Learn More section for more resources
On the creation of nuclear doomsday machines → 80,000 Hours Podcast ~ 2 hour
How many people would be killed as a direct result of a US-Russia nuclear exchange?Forum Post ~ 50 min A detailed estimate of the fatality count of a nuclear war between the US and Russia. The estimate is modelled on guestimate and the forum post goes into a lot of detail about the method.

Recommended Reading: Check out EA Norway's Nuclear Security Cause Area Guide for an overview of biological risks and links to further readings.


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