Gallery: Official Doomsday Clock Moves One Minute Closer to End of Worl...

 

A well-known group of scientists decided yesterday that Earth’s doomsday is now one minute closer due to global inaction on climate change and the ongoing threat of nuclear disaster. The decision was made by the Board of the Bulletin of the Atomic Sciences (BAS) – a magazine that covers global security and public policy issues, which was founded in 1945 by the group of scientists who helped develop the first atomic weapons. BAS’s Board of Directors and Board of Sponsors — a group that includes 18 Nobel Laureates — decided to move their doomsday clock (a symbolic gauge of nuclear danger) to five minutes to midnight from six minutes to midnight partially due to the disastrous consequences of theFukushima nuclear disaster in Japan, American and Russian disagreement on nuclear disarmament and the inability of World leaders to come to meaningful consensus at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Durban.

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  1. GreatEmerald January 12, 2012 at 8:19 am

    Woah, I called that one. Although it wasn’t too difficult to predict this.

    Well, at least there is hope that people will realise that things have to be done before we’re all doomed. It will have to be blindingly obvious for that to happen, but it should happen eventually.

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