Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Scientists vote to move us closer to Doomsday

Created in 1947 following WW II, scientists place the world at five minutes from doomsday or midnight. A nuclear armed Iran is not a cause for war or worry, according to BAS (

Eric Pfeiffer (The Sideshow)
The "Doomsday Clock," a measurement used by scientists to estimate humankind's closeness to catastrophic destruction, was moved one minute closer to midnight.

It is now 11:55 on the Doomsday Clock, just five minutes from a theoretical end of the world.

The clock is adjusted by the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists [BAS], who use it to warn the public about the danger of nuclear weapons and other manmade threats to civilization, including climate change....

[According to England's Daily Mail, Stephen Hawking is a member who helps decide movement of the Doomsday Clock.] BAS writes in a formal statement:

"Faced with clear and present dangers of nuclear proliferation and climate change, and the need to find sustainable and safe sources of energy, world leads are failing to change business as usual. Inaction on key issues including climate change, and rising international tensions motivate the movement of the clock.... More

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