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He says that its reports on how the United States can maintain its nuclear-weapons arsenal without testing have proved to be particularly valuable since the Cold War ended.

Jasons project

He says that its reports on how the United States can maintain its nuclear-weapons arsenal without testing have proved to be particularly valuable since the Cold War ended. One notable project now under threat is a report that would have examined how long the plutonium pits at the core of modern nuclear weapons will last. Much of JASON's public work has involved energy and the environment, including Gordon MacDonald's project to model climate change that soon convinced him that fossil-fuel burning would lead to dangerous global warming that would outstrip any industrial cooling effects. Townes , Keith Brueckner , Kenneth Watson, and Marvin Leonard Goldberger met in Los Alamos where several of them had been working on nuclear-rocket research and launched JASON as an ongoing summer study program, with financial and administrative support supplied by the Institute for Defense Analyses. The Jasons might fly under the public radar, but their influence goes beyond the federal government. RAND experts also conceded the report's credibility. That statement is technically correct, but misleading: the department allowed its existing contract to lapse while cancelling the solicitation for a new one, thus terminating its longstanding relationship with Mitre and the JASON group. For decades, MacDonald was a prominent scientific advocate for action on climate change. How are scientists reacting to the news? But the group has evolved to include eminent academics from other fields, including chemistry, oceanography and biology. MacDonald said that the "grim picture" painted in the report had a major effect on both Johnson and McNamara. Many scientists are surprised and concerned. In light of this, the department said, it made more economic sense to issue a contract for that single study instead of renewing its broad, long-term contract with the group. In its recent letter to Mitre, the defence department said that it would commission only one JASON study this year, on electronic warfare, and that it was cancelling several others.

How are scientists reacting to the news? For decades, MacDonald was a prominent scientific advocate for action on climate change. After an outcry from scientists and Congress, JASON signed a contract with a different branch of the defence department — which had renewed it until now. MacDonald said that the "grim picture" painted in the report had a major effect on both Johnson and McNamara.

Has anything like this happened before? JASON recruits its members through a private process.

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Who are its members? It was central to McNamara's differences with the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who were sanguine about the nuclear option; this ultimately led to McNamara's resignation. The department abruptly announced that it would not renew its five-year contract with the group in a 28 March letter to the MITRE Corporation, a non-profit consultancy in McLean, Virginia, that manages the contract. Garwin says that discussions are under way about how to resolve the matter. For decades, MacDonald was a prominent scientific advocate for action on climate change. Townes , Keith Brueckner , Kenneth Watson, and Marvin Leonard Goldberger met in Los Alamos where several of them had been working on nuclear-rocket research and launched JASON as an ongoing summer study program, with financial and administrative support supplied by the Institute for Defense Analyses. By around , the team had become strongly divided along political and ethical lines. But the group has evolved to include eminent academics from other fields, including chemistry, oceanography and biology. JASON is a group of around 40 independent experts that advises the US government on thorny technical questions involving national defence and other matters.

JASON is a group of around 40 independent experts that advises the US government on thorny technical questions involving national defence and other matters. Many scientists are surprised and concerned. Ina military-issues physics summer study program named Project was launched by physicists John Archibald WheelerEugene Wignerand Oskar Morgenstern.

Department of Energy on problems like global warming and acid rain.

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The Jasons might fly under the public radar, but their influence goes beyond the federal government. One notable project now under threat is a report that would have examined how long the plutonium pits at the core of modern nuclear weapons will last. Can I read their reports?

By aroundthe team had become strongly divided along political and ethical lines.

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