Scientists’ symbolic Doomsday Clock moves closer to dreaded midnight, nuclear weapons and climate change blamed

Reuters, via Interaksyon.com, reports that the symbolic Doomsday Clock calculated by a group called the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists was "moved a minute closer to midnight" on Tuesday, January 10. The group said this was due to the "inadequate progress on nuclear weapons reduction and climate change."

This Associated Press video shows the symbolic Doomsday Clock.

 

Reuters, via Interaksyon.com, reports that the symbolic Doomsday Clock calculated by a group called the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists was "moved a minute closer to midnight" on Tuesday, January 10. The group said this was due to the "inadequate progress on nuclear weapons reduction and climate change."

 

In the Reuters report,  journalist Rodney Joyce pointed out: "The Bulletin (www.thebulletin.org) is a periodical founded in 1945 by University of Chicago scientists who had helped develop the first atomic weapons in the Manhattan Project. They created the Doomsday Clock two years later to symbolize how close humanity was to self-annihilation, with an initial setting of seven minutes to midnight."

 

The clock was moved to five minutes to midnight, the  said, the first adjustment since the beginning of 2010, when it was moved back one minute to six minutes from midnight or "doomsday." In their statement, the group explained: "Two years ago, it appeared that world leaders might address the truly global threats that we face. In many cases, that trend has not continued or been reversed."

 

For more on this story, read the Reuters article posted on Interaksyon.com.

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