During the Cold War, the U.S. government recommended that schoolchildren "duck and cover" in case of a nuclear attack. Those days, and that anxious cartoon turtle, are now behind us, but the threat of nuclear war still lingers. In 2014, an atmospheric scientist published a paper suggesting that victims of a nuclear attack do something unexpected: Instead of hunkering down at home, they should leave to find better shelter. His recommendations have their critics, however.
Hole Up or Head Out
Written by Ashley Hamer August 14, 2017
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