Janice Sinclaire

Janice Sinclaire

Communications Director

Articles by Janice Sinclaire

14 March 2016

Meet Climate Scientist Beate Liepert

Elisabeth EavesBeate G. LiepertJanice Sinclaire

An introduction to Beate Liepert, the newest columnist at the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. Liepert is a climate scientist at NorthWest Research Associates in Seattle, Washington, and an adjunct research scientist at Columbia Universiaty’s Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory in Palisades, New York. Her pioneering work on global dimming (the observation that air pollution can dim sunlight and mask global warming) was featured in the BBC documentary “Dimming the Sun.” She contributed this research to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Fourth Assessment Report. Liepert’s more recent work focuses on solar power and alternative energy use, and she is a winner of the WINGS Worldquest 2016 Women of Discovery Award.

26 January 2016

The Clock: A Brief History

Janice Sinclaire

You've heard of the book "A Brief History of Time" by Stephen Hawking (who, incidentally, is on our Board of Sponsors)? Well, this is a brief history of the Bulletin's Doomsday Clock.

3 June 2015

Space weapons and nuclear war

Janice SinclaireLucien Crowder

Amid tension between nuclear-armed nations, one side uses antisatellite weapons to disable its adversary's space assets. Is it seeking advantage in a conventional conflict—or preparing a nuclear first strike? In this scenario, the cost of miscalculation could be vast. How can the risk be mitigated? 

21 January 2015

Do you know the time?

Janice Sinclaire

Find out where the hands of the Doomsday Clock will be set at 11 a.m. Eastern on Thursday, January 22. Watch the video live here at

26 January 2016

Doomsday Clock hands remain unchanged, despite Iran deal and Paris talks

Experts at National Press Club Joined by Stanford University Panel of CA Governor Brown, Former Secretary of State George Schultz and Former Defense Secretary William Perry.

15 January 2016

"Doomsday Clock" announcement set for January 26th in Washington, D.C.

Recent Global Tensions and Climate Change Developments to be Weighed

WASHINGTON, D.C. – NEWS ADVISORY – The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists will host a live international news conference at 1:30 p.m. EST/1830 GMT on January 26, 2016 to announce whether the minute hand of the historic “Doomsday Clock” will be adjusted. The decision is made by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Science and Security Board in conjunction with the Board of Sponsors, which includes 16 Nobel Laureates.