The famous Doomsday Clock, which illustrates how close humanity is to catastrophic destruction, has been fixed at five minutes to midnight since 2007. It will be reset again on January 14 at 3:00PM GMT (10:00AM EST). You can watch it live at TurnBackTheClock.org.
What just are the influencing factors this time around? International negotiations on nuclear disarmament and nonproliferation, expansion of civilian nuclear power, the possibilities of nuclear terrorism, and…
…wait for it…wait for it…
climate change! Of course.
And in the Daily Mail article that tipped us off about this event, the author even reserved the very last paragraph for what he must consider worthy of a closing statement on this tale of impending doom:
Just last month environmentalists criticised the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference, after leaders failed to reach any real consensus.
The obvious biggest factor–climate change. Not Iran, loose nukes, Islamofacism.
We feel for the Doomsday Clock committee. On the one hand, the whole Climate Change thing is falling apart, and they have a sense of duty to warn the planet by moving the minute hand up closer to midnight; but on the other hand, America now has The Greatest President in the History of the World who has promised to bring peace and brotherhood to all–certainly worthy of setting the clock back many minutes. What to do, what to do?
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