Tens of thousands of people came to the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists’ website over the last week, looking for answers on what a new Trump administration means for the health and safety of our planet.
As Bulletin editor John Mecklin writes, Donald Trump’s positions on serious questions have often ricocheted from side to side: “Questions about his positions on major global threats—including nuclear weapons and climate change, a scientific reality that he has called a hoax—abound, because those positions shifted shape through time, and according to the audience being addressed and the state of the presidential campaign."
As it always does, the Bulletin’s Science and Security Board will meet to discuss the year’s events as they relate to the time on the Doomsday Clock, as well as what a new president may mean for the issues that the Bulletin covers.
In the meantime, read on for information you may find helpful.
THE EXPERTS, AND THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION
Commentary edited by John Mecklin
An open letter to President-elect Trump about nuclear weapons and nuclear winter, by Alan Robock
A great Trump foreign policy, by Lawrence J. Korb
A renewed mobilization to reduce the danger from nuclear weapons, by Frank von Hippel
Trump said he'd tear up the Iran nuclear deal. Now what?
A short presidency, perhaps
Super emitters: The low-hanging fruit
Climate change chain reactions, bad and good
Hands across the lab: Will the US and Iran cooperate on science?
Preparing the country for nuclear terrorism
What if you don't trust the judgment of the president whose finger is over the nuclear button?
Louis Rene Beres
Can we remain food secure amid climate change?
It’s time to cut America’s nuclear arsenal
Daryl Kimball and Kingston Reif
The Doomsday Clock
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