Thomas Rosenbaum

Articles by Thomas Rosenbaum

14 January 2013

An open letter to President Obama: The time on the Doomsday Clock is five minutes to midnight

Robert SocolowThomas RosenbaumLynn EdenRod EwingAlexander GlaserSivan KarthaEdward "Rocky" Kolb Leon LedermanRamamurti RajaramanM. V. RamanaRobert RosnerJennifer SimsRichard C. J. SomervilleElizabeth J. Wilson

Editor's note: Founded in 1945 by University of Chicago scientists who had helped develop the first atomic weapons in the Manhattan Project, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists subsequently created the Doomsday Clock in 1947 using the imagery of apocalypse (midnight) and the contemporary idiom of nuclear explosion (countdown to zero), to convey threats to humanity and the planet.

17 March 2011

Facing fears with facts and reason: Managing energy risks after Fukushima

Thomas Rosenbaum

As the reactor crisis continues to unfold in Japan, we confront once again our fears of the terrible consequences that can be wrought by nuclear radiation. It is not only the immediate dangers of exposure, but also the cancers that inevitably will show up years in the future, and the unpredictable impact of radioactive particles dispersed by the winds.