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Thursday, January 23, 2020

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The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is moving the Doomsday Clock up to 100 seconds to midnight - a metaphor for the end of the world - in a recognition of growing threats from nuclear war, climate change and disinformation.
The clock had been at two minutes to midnight since 2018. Now, the looming dangers are captured in a smaller unit in a testament to the need for urgent action, the Bulletin said Thursday, as its president warned of influential leaders who "denigrate and discard the most effective methods for addressing complex threats."











8 comments:

  1. that clock has been within 5 minutes of midnight as long as it has existed. this removes the element of panic for me.

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  2. Still an order of magnitude greater than my givadamn meter.

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  3. They're just trying to seem relevant again. If they ever were.

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  4. If you don't believe in the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny or Santa Clause but think that the Doomsday Clock is real, you might be an idiot.

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  5. The BAS has been trying to round up the lemmings and herd them to the panic cliff since 1947. Now, with climate panic added! It just proves that the best way to separate the gullible from their hard-earned dollars is to panic them. Who would have suspected that Chicken Little would grow up to be an atomic scientist!

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  6. There was a op-ed by one of the guys that started this, basically saying it means nothing anymore because it being used for policy disagreements and not purely technical/scientific reasons. His recommendation was that they stop it.

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