Wednesday, June 13, 2018

The Doomsday Clock: Change It Back

“In 2017, the clock moved from three minutes to midnight to two-and-a-half minutes to midnight. The Bulletin cites the rise of nationalism, Donald Trump's comments over nuclear weapons and the threat of an arms race between the US and Russia. The year was also the first time a fraction was used in the time.” – Wired 

By the same time in 2018, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists saw fit to nudge the clock even closer to the hour of the apocalypse:

In moving the clock 30 seconds closer to the hour of the apocalypse, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists cited "the failure of President Trump and other world leaders to deal with looming threats of nuclear war and climate change." - The Washington Post


I wouldn’t begin to think myself worthy of advising the esteemed Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists on the accuracy of their Doomsday Clock, but come on guys: CHANGE IT BACK!


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