The Doomsday Clock is an internationally recognized design that conveys how close we are to destroying our civilization with dangerous technologies of our own making. First and foremost among these are nuclear weapons, but the dangers include climate-changing technologies, emerging... Read More
Sandra Blakeslee has written about science for the New York Times, both on staff and on contract, for the past 45 years.Though she specializes in the brain sciences, she loves writing on a wide range of topics, including atomic history.
In 2014, Bulletin authors opined and analyzed not only from the United States, but from Russia, China, Iran, Ukraine—and even, it seems, Westeros, one of the continents in the hit HBO television series Game of Thrones.
The author argues that it's difficult for women to contribute to nuclear disarmament as long as diplomacy, dialogue, and a sense of interdependence among nations—the very things on which disarmament depends—are assigned low value due to their association with femininity.
Calls for public participation in climate engineering research and governance have appeared in numerous scientific and policy reports on the topic, indicating a desire for transparency and public oversight.