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EDWARD TELLER SIGNED FIRST DAY COVER BY THE FATHER OF THE HYDROGEN BOMB

$125.00

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EDWARD TELLER SIGNED FIRST DAY COVER, "Edward Teller", 6.5 x 3.75, postmarked Feb 27, 1979, by the father of the hydrogen bomb. In fine condition.  

Edward Teller (January 15, 1908 – September 9, 2003) was a Hungarian-American theoretical physicist who was born in Hungary, and is known colloquially as "the father of the hydrogen bomb” and for some twenty years, Teller advised Israel on nuclear matters in general, and on the building of a hydrogen bomb in particular.                            

 Teller immigrated to the United States in the 1930s, and was an early member of the Manhattan Project, charged with developing the first atomic bomb. In early 1943, the Los Alamos laboratory was established in Los Alamos, New Mexico to design an atomic bomb, with Oppenheimer as its director. Teller moved there in March 1943. After the 1954 Oppenheimer controversy, Teller became ostracized by much of the scientific community, but was still quite welcome in the government and military science circles.   

 Teller was one of the first prominent people to raise the danger of climate change, driven by the burning of fossil fuels. However, as better data and models were created, Teller, in his later years, would come to deride much of what he saw as increasingly common exaggerations and general doomsdayism on the matter of climate change. Thus, he became one of the most prestigious signers of the Oregon Petition. The petition, drafted in 1998, states in part: "There is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of carbon dioxide, methane, or other greenhouse gases is causing or will, in the foreseeable future, cause catastrophic heating of the Earth's atmosphere and disruption of the Earth's climate"

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