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Conference International Seminar on Nuclear War and Planetary Emergencies (36th : 2006 : Erice, Italy)

Title International Seminar on Nuclear War and Planetary Emergencies : 36th session ..., "E. Majorana" Centre for Scientific Culture, Erice, Italy, 19-24 Aug. 2006 / series editor and chairman, A. Zichichi ; edited by R. Ragaini.

Imprint Singapore ; Hackensack, NJ : World Scientific, ©2007.

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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 426 pages) : illustrations.
Series The science and culture series. Nuclear strategy and peace technology
Science and culture series (Singapore). Nuclear strategy and peace technology.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents 1. Opening Session. Opening address / Antonino Zichichi. A case of cultural emergency in China / Tsung-Dao Lee. The Erice and "Ettore Majorama" Center Contribution to Europe and the world / Antonio d'Ali -- 2. Energy focus: global nuclear power future. Introduction, stage setting and rules of the game / Richard Garwin. The future of nuclear energu / Jacques Bouchard. Innobative nuclear energy systems / Kazuaki Matsui. The Pebble Bed Modular Reactor Project / Johan Slabber. The climate change imperatibe and the future of nuclear energy / Steve Fetter. Role and status of geological disposal / Charles McCombie. Proliferation resistance and physical protection for innovative nuclear reactors and fuel cycles / Richard Hoskins. Coal with carbon capture and storage: the main competitor / Carmen DiFiglio -- 3. Global monitoring of the planet proliferation focus: nuclear weapons. Proliferation of nuclear weapons: the 2006 outbreak / Richard Wilson. The demise of the Non-Proliferation Treaty / Ahmad Kamal. Scientists and (Non) Proliferation of Nuclear Weapoms / Richard L. Garwin. The implications of the Indo-U.s. Nuclear Agreement / Ramamurti Rajaraman. Proliferation and the Nuclear Fuel Cycle issues in Japan / Kazuaki Matsui. Nuclear Non-Proliferation: current state and prospects / Roland Timerbaev. How serious is the crisis of the International Nuclear Non-Proliferation Regime? / Joachim Krause. Rouge State Helbetia? Switzerland and the Atomic bomb 1945-1988 / Christian B{uml}hlmann -- 4. AIDS and infectious diseases focus, Avian Flu -- global health. The need of a global task force for influenza / Albert D.M.E. Osterhaus. Creating change in global health / Ahmad Kamal.
5. Climatology. Aerosols, air quality, and international policy / Lawrence Friedl. Satellite Remote Sensing of Aerosol Climate effects -- progress and potential. Linking aerosols sources to climate change and air pollution impacts -- how good are our global and regional models? -- Gregory R. Carmichael. Fundamental science in climate forecasting with models / Christopher Essex. On the connections between aerosol, atmospheric radiation and hydrological processes in climate change / Graeme L. Stephens -- 6. Pollution focus: plastic contaminants in water. Sybthetic polymers in the marine environment: what we know, what we need to know. What can be done?. Occurence and fate of plastic additives in natural and engeneering systems / Jean-Francois Debroux. Leaching of Bisphenol A from Polycarbonate Plastic Disrupts Development via Epigenetic mechanisms / Frederick S. vom Saal. Human exposure to Phthalates and their health effects / Shanna H. Swan -- 7. Information security focus: relevance of cyber security. The growing relevance of cyber security / Henning Wegener. Performance limits of Sensor Networks for Large-scale Detection applications / Pradeep Khosla. Economic dimension of cyber security / Udo Helmbrecht. The evolving face of Cyber-conflict and Information warfare / William A. Barletta. Countering terrorism with cyber security / Jody R. Westby -- 8. Limits of development focus: development of sustainability. Limits to development: sustainability reviewed / Wouter van Dieren. New concepts on sustainable development / Geraldo Gomes Serra -- 9. Defence against cosmic objects. Overview of recent research activities on cosmic objects / Walter F. Huebner. Meteor impact hazards and some meteor phenomena. Scientific results from the Deep Impact Mission / Michael J.S. Belton -- 10. WFS General Meeting, Cultural emergency focus: terrorism. Report of the Permanent Monitoring Panel on Terrorism (PMPT).
11. Permanent Monitoring Panel reports. Italy's approach to nuclear non-proliferation / Vittorio Craxi. Permanent Monitoring Panel on information security / Henning Wegener. Permanent Monitoring Panel: Limits of development PMP / Geraldo Gomes Serra. Floods and Extreme Weather Events Permanent Monitoring Panel / Robert A. Clark -- 12. Limits of development Permanent Monitoring Panel Meeting. The dynamic consideration of Limits of Development / Hiltmar Schubert. Limits of Development revisited: the social and political implications / Juan Manuel Borthagaray. Limits of Development: the cultural dimension / Alberto Gonz{acute}adez-Pozo. Panel participants -- 13. World Energy Monitoring Workshop. The future of nuclear energy / Ahmad Kamal and Jef Ongena. Workshop participants -- 14. Seminar participants.
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Subject Power resources -- Congresses.
Nuclear energy -- Congresses.
Emergency management -- Congresses.
Nuclear nonproliferation -- Congresses.
Climatic changes -- Congresses.
Aerosols -- Congresses.
Plastics industry and trade -- Health aspects.
Security, International -- Congresses.
Environmental Pollution.
Greenhouse Effect.
International Cooperation.
Nuclear Warfare.
Security Measures.
Genre/Form Congresses.
Electronic books.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Added Author Ragaini, Richard C.
Other Form: Print version: International Seminar on Nuclear War and Planetary Emergencies (36th : 2006 : Erice, Italy). International Seminar on Nuclear War and Planetary Emergencies. Singapore ; Hackensack, NJ : World Scientific, ©2007 9789812709226 (DLC) 2008270329 (OCoLC)184962915
ISBN 9789812709233 (electronic bk.)
9812709231 (electronic bk.)