APR 20 2012

Herman Kahn

Nuclear weapon, Scenario Planning

Modern scenario planning starts with Herman Kahn. Kahn’s work on MAD (mutually assured destruction due to nuclear war) in the 1950’s led to ideas/innovations such as “duck and cover” and fallout shelters (based on his future scenarios of the world after an all-out nuclear war). Although these concepts seem a bit weird and almost bizarrely…

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JUN 06 2010

Deepwater Horizon – the leak continues to flow

Nuclear explosion, Nuclear weapon

Here’s a link to Pravda suggesting that the Deepwater Horizon spill could be sealed by an underwater nuclear explosion and stating that just such an intervention occurred on September 30, 1966 to extinguish a gas well fire at Urt Bulak at a depth of 6000 meters below the surface.  Not sure that the cost-benefit of this…

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