Skip to comments.Doomsday Clock moves to 100 seconds to midnight -- closest point to nuclear annihilation since Cold War
Posted on 01/23/2020 10:37:30 AM PST by Hojczyk
The Doomsday Clock moved to 100 seconds to midnight the closest symbolic point from an apocalypse since 1953.
The decision was made on Thursday by The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, which announced it from the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on Thursday.
"We argued that the global situation was abnormal," Rachel Bronson, president and CEO of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, said during the press conference of the decision to keep last year's Clock the same, but noted that nuclear and climate situations are "worsening."
Sharon Squassoni, Georgetown University professor and member of the Science and Security Board of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, noted how extreme the nuclear weapons situation has become. She cited the recent collapse of the Iran nuclear deal, the reemergence of North Korea's nuclear capabilities and the continued buildout of weapons from the U.S., Russia and China.
"In sum, the situation is extremely dangerous and demands an emergency response," Squassoni said.
Sivan Kartha, a senior scientist at the Stockholm Environment Institute, noted that time is running out for the planet to get to the emissions goals set at the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement. "Emissions need to head towards zero," Kartha said, adding, "there's no question this is an emergency."
The Clock, which warns of impending disasters and takes into account nuclear weapons, rising geopolitical tensions, as well as changes to the environment, was created in 1947 at the beginning of the arms race between the U.S. and the then-Soviet Union.
Since 2007, climate change has been a factor in the groups' decisions.
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Trumps winning in 2020 will set it off for sure????
WOO HOO! You want to heat up the globe? We could.
I wonder if we have a Doomsday Clock for Environmental Armageddon ( HAT TIP: AOC and Greta Thumberg ).
Hussein’s fault from his previous dealings with Iran.
In the 60’s the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists was run by commies. Real commies - not stupid college students rebelling against their parents but old style commies.
100 seconds until these idiots heads explode, is more like it.
Whos being paid to maintain that and how is it funded?
Well, hurry up and speak with China and India which have spewed 80% of the CO2 since Grrreta Thunberg was born. The clock's ticking.
The failure of the world government statist agenda has the Union of Concerned Scientists extremely concerned.
On of the most regressive and panic mongering organizations around today. And politically socialist and to the left.
Another example of a bureaucracy, having outlived it purpose, flailing around for a new purpose.
According to Greta, we will all die in a little over a decade.
Teaching our kids about LBGT
and Impeachment are far more important
Consider me doubtful.
Another leftist think tank looking for 15 more minutes in the spotlight. Yet these “pacifists” always fail to realize if you go soft on despots and tyrants it only stregthens and emboldens them to do evil because they know no one will stop them.
According to these clowns, we all died in the 60’s. Then again in the 70’s. And again in the 80’s . . .
WARNING: If your “Two minutes until Doomsday” alert lasts more than 60 years, please see a psychiatrist immediately.
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