Skip to comments.Doomsday clock will be unveiled for its 75th time TOMORROW to determine our fate as conflicts in space, COVID-19, climate disasters and war plagues the globe
Posted on 01/19/2022 10:30:38 PM PST by algore
The Doomsday clock has kept track of the likelihood of humanity's annihilation since it 1947 and on Thursday, a panel of scientists will again unveil it for the 75th time to determine our fate.
The clock's hand has remained at 100 seconds to midnight for the past two year, but with war looming between Russia and Ukraine, climate disasters worldwide, conflict in space and coronavirus cases spike around the globe it is hard to imagine the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists turning back time.
The closet the clock has come to hitting midnight was two minutes before at the height of the Cold War in 1953 and the farthest was when it moved 17 minutes before midnight at the end of the same war.
The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists plan to host a livestream of the event at 10:00am EST (1500 GMT) tomorrow, January 20.
'For 75 years, the Doomsday Clock has acted as a metaphor for how close humanity is to self-annihilation,' reads the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists' website.
'Since 1947, it has also served as a call-to-action to reverse the hands, which have moved backwards before.'
The time is determined by the group of scientists who look at events throughout the year.
This can include politics, energy, weapons, diplomacy and climate science, along with potential sources of threat like nuclear threats, climate change, bioterrorism and artificial intelligence.
And It has been set backward and forward 24 times since 1947.
The Doomsday clock first moved to 100 seconds to midnight in January 2020, and remained there in 2021 - in part due to a 'lack of action' over the COVID-19 pandemic.
And tomorrow, we will again learn the fate of humanity.
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Iron Maiden might need to rewrite their song
An alternative classical music take on this
Sheesh....could you get any more 50s-kitschy than that? Where's the "War of the Worlds" starring Gene Barry poster?
just another generation of leftists seeking a renewal of their relevance.
It is long past time to ignore these “Doomsday D-Bags” from the Left.
I hope there’s no power outage when the ceremony starts up....that clock talk might be a problem.
Just like CDC and OSHA and FBI, I did not vote for the ‘doomsday clock’. Just living my life...free.
It is just bad, unimaginative doom porn thought up at a nerd convention.
A marxist cold war relic desperately trying to maintain some semblance of relevance by glomming on to the latest left wing obsession, climate change. Yawn.
This is a communist front group. That is an established fact. Screw them and their clock.
The closet the clock has come to hitting midnight was two minutes before at the height of the Cold War in 1953
It has been at a 100 seconds for the last two years
ahh, Atomic Scientists need to brush up on math. But that is okay, it is not like they need math in their work.
Common Core math. You see, 2 is a smaller number than 100.
I’m guessing it will be set backwards to coinside with Biden’s outstanding leadership.
100 seconds. Again.
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