Friday, January 27, 2017

Doomsday Clock Get Moved Forward

Scientists started a Doomsday clock decades ago when they realized that nuclear weapons could be used to destroy all civilization.  The clock hands get moved closer or further away from midnight based on the events that are happening on planet earth.

I guess the scientists decided they didn't like Trump's cavalier attitude towards another nuclear arms race OR his comments about man-made global warming being a hoax....because they moved the hands forward, closer to midnight.

Scientists moved the hands of the Doomsday Clock closer to midnight on Thursday amid increasing worries over nuclear weapons and climate change.

Each year, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, a nonprofit that sets the clock, decides whether the events of the previous year pushed humanity closer or further from destruction. The symbolic clock is now two-and-a-half minutes from midnight, the closest it's been to midnight since 1953, when the hydrogen bomb was first tested.  Scientists blamed a cocktail of threats ranging from dangerous political rhetoric to the potential of nuclear threat as the catalyst for moving the clock closer towards doomsday.

“This year’s Clock deliberations felt more urgent than usual…as trusted sources of information came under attack, fake news was on the rise, and words were used by a President-elect of the United States in cavalier and often reckless ways to address the twin threats of nuclear weapons and climate change,” Rachel Bronson, the executive director and publisher of Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, said in a statement.

While many threats played into the decision to move the clock 30 seconds forward from where it was in 2016, one person in particular prompted the scientists to act.

"Never before has the Bulletin decided to advance the clock largely because of the statements of a single person. But when that person is the new president of the United States, his words matter," David Titley and Lawrence M. Krauss of the Bulletin wrote in an New York Times op-ed.

The Bulletin pointed to President Donald Trump's  careless rhetoric on nuclear weapons and other issues as well as his troubling stance on climate change.


Oh yeah, and don't forget those pesky meteors that are hurtling past earth!  If one of them connects, it could be an extinction-level-event. (ELE)

I spend ZERO time worrying about these troublesome events.  For one thing it does no good to worry.  For another thing, I believe that the world is going to carry on pretty much "business as usual" with people eating, drinking, marrying, building, planting...until Jesus comes for His bride at the rapture.  Following that, all hell will break loose and will only end when Jesus returns.


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