The global effects of nuclear winter: science and antinuclear protest in the United States and the Soviet Union during the 1980s

@article{Rubinson2014TheGE,
  title={The global effects of nuclear winter: science and antinuclear protest in the United States and the Soviet Union during the 1980s},
  author={Paul Rubinson},
  journal={Cold War History},
  year={2014},
  volume={14},
  pages={47 - 69}
}
  • Paul Rubinson
  • Published 2 January 2014
  • Political Science
  • Cold War History
During the 1980s, Carl Sagan and other scientists used the theory of nuclear winter to criticize the arms race. Historians have largely dismissed nuclear winter as a political movement. In fact, nuclear winter influenced debate over nuclear weapons in the United States, despite contentious scientific and political arguments. In addition, an analysis of nuclear winter's reception in the Soviet Union reveals that the theory resonated on both sides of the Iron Curtain. The global debate over… 
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