Many thanks to David Krieger of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, as well as to Dr. Clarence Lo and the Peace Studies Program at the University of Missouri for their kind support in setting up this website.
The nuclearfamine.org website was created by Steven Starr MPH, MT(ASCP)BB.
Professor Starr has been the Director of Clinical Laboratory Science Program at the University of Missouri in Columbia for 11 years. He obtained his degrees at the University of Missouri, Columbia, and he has also worked in clinical labs during the last 35 years as a Medical Technologist. Starr is an Associate of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation and has been a Board Member and Senior Scientist with Physicians for Social Responsibility. Starr also teaches a class for the MU Peace Studies Program entitled Nuclear Weapons: Environmental, Health, and Social Effects.
His work has been published by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, the Federation of American Scientists, the International Commission for Nuclear Non-proliferation, Physicians for Social Responsibility, the Strategic Arms Reduction website of the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology Center for Arms Control, Energy and Environmental Studies, by the Scientists for Global Responsibility, and the International Network of Scientists Against Proliferation. Starr began making presentations at side panels at the United Nations in 2007, sometimes working as an expert witness for Switzerland, New Zealand, and Chile at the UN offices in NYC and Geneva. In 2010, Starr addressed the UN First Committee, discussing the environmental consequences of nuclear war, including nuclear winter and nuclear famine.
Publications of Steven Starr
- Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, What would happen if an 800-kiloton nuclear warhead detonated above midtown Manhattan?
- Federation of American Scientists, Turning a Blind Eye Towards Armageddon — U.S. Leaders Reject Nuclear Winter Studies
- Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Nuclear power: Asking the wrong questions
- Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, New terminology to help prevent accidental nuclear war
- Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, The ban treaty must address the scientifically predicted consequences of nuclear war
- Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, The climatic consequences of nuclear war
- Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, Consequences of a Single Failure of Nuclear Deterrence
- Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Let’s Go No-LOW, Volume 60, Number 3 / May / June, 2004
- Strategic Arms Reduction (STAR) website of the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology Center for Arms Control, Energy and Environmental Studies, Change Launch on Warning Policy, (English and Russian) and Deadly Climate Change From Nuclear War:
- A threat to human existence
- Global Research.ca, Nuclear Primacy is a Fallacy
- Bulletin of the International Engineers and Scientists Against Nuclear Proliferation (INESAP), Catastrophic Climatic Consequences of Nuclear Conflict, Volume 28, April 2008
- SGR Newsletter, High-Alert Nuclear Weapons: the Forgotten Danger, No 36, Autumn 2008
- Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, Effects of a 300-kiloton Nuclear Warhead Detonated above Washington, D.C.,
- Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, Eliminate Launch on Warning,
- Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, An Explanation of Nuclear Weapons Terminology,
- Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, Cold War has Thawed Only Slightly,
- World Federalist Movement (Canada), Replace Launch on Warning Policy,
- International Peace Institute, Roundtable on De-Alerting Nuclear Weapons,
- Yorkshire Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, Nuclear Winter: the Forgotten Danger,