Janice Sinclaire

Janice Sinclaire

Communications Director

Articles by Janice Sinclaire

25 January 2018

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, set to a song by Arielle Martinez Cohen, a high school student who wrote “Two Minutes to Midnight” after hearing about the Clock last year. You can get a free download of the song at CD Baby.

22 December 2017

A year of Bulletin impact, across the Web

Janice Sinclaire

Articles and videos from around the World Wide Web that featured Bulletin expertise in 2017.

12 June 2017

UN nuclear weapons ban negotiations resume on June 15th

Janice SinclaireTim Wright

Negotiations for a nuclear weapons ban treaty resume at the United Nations headquarters on June 15, 2017. Listen to Tim Wright as he explains the ban, and visit the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists' Ban Brief to keep up with how the negotiations are going. Will there be a ban? Join us to find out!

27 July 2016

A cyber vocabulary for understanding the DNC hack

Janice Sinclaire

As more evidence comes to light that the hacking of the Democratic National Committee is linked to Russian intelligence, Vice Media's Motherboard channel has posted a helpful reference on cyber vocabulary and slang. 

22 July 2016
AmericasMiddle East

The Middle East heat wave and climate change

Janice Sinclaire

On July 22nd, the temperature in Mitribah, Kuwait, set an all-time record for a temperature recorded outside of Death Valley, with a reading of 129.2 degrees Fahrenheit 

12 May 2016

Global Temperature Change

Janice Sinclaire

Climate scientist Ed Hawkins posted this GIF as a visualization of average global temperatures spiraling upward from the 1850-1990 base period. The graphic has gone viral on social media. Hawkins is editor of the Climate Lab Book, an “experiment” in open-source climate science. The goal of the blog is to promote collaboration through open scientific discussion on climate science, with posts written by climate scientists but open for anyone to see and comment on. Hawkins is with the University of Reading in the UK and an author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's Fifth Assessment Report.

14 March 2016

Meet Climate Scientist Beate Liepert

Elisabeth EavesJanice 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.

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?