Charles Geisler, Ph.D., is professor emeritus in the Department of Development Sociology at Cornell University; his research focuses on climate change, national security and adaptive land use.

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Twin inconvenient truths: nuclear arms and climate change

Commentary: Mining for uranium, transporting heavy machines of war and the potential to create a darkened atmosphere are among the environmental costs of pursuing nuclear weapons.


Action by Kings Bay Plowshares 7 puts Religious Freedom Restoration Act to the test

Commentary: After seven anti-nuclear weapons activists were charged for entering the nuclear submarine base at Kings Bay, Georgia, they told the court that the commandment "thou shalt not kill" applies to individual Americans as well as to its government.