The Doomsday Clock that was setup as a measure of how close the world was getting to the possibility of nuclear armageddon has moved once again. This
recent move, to 7 minutes to midnight, is the closest the clock has been since the end of the Cold War.
The time is decided by the Board of Directors of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists where midnight represents nuclear destruction. The most recent
moves are due to the increased nuclear threat from countries such as North Korea and Iran as well as the unsecured nuclear trade that exists as a
result of Russian instability.
FULL ARTICLE HERE
The world is inching closer to nuclear Armageddon, a group of prominent scientists and security experts said Friday. The Bulletin of the Atomic
Scientists has kept a Doomsday clock since 1947 as a reminder of the dangers of nuclear proliferation. The clock will be moved forward Wednesday at
simultaneous events in Washington and London whose speakers will include physicist Stephen Hawking, the Chicago-based periodical said in a
The Bulletin warned that the world had entered a "Second Nuclear Age marked by grave threats."
It cited the nuclear ambitions of Iran and North Korea; escalating terrorism; unsecured nuclear materials in Russia and elsewhere, the continuing
"launch-ready" status of 2,000 of the 25,000 nuclear weapons held by the United States and Russia, and "new pressure from climate change for
expanded civilian nuclear power that could increase proliferation risks.".......
.... It currently stands once again at seven minutes to midnight, the closest to danger since the end of the Cold War.
Founded in 1945 by scientists who had helped develop the atomic bomb and were deeply concerned about the use of nuclear weapons, the Bulletin of the
Atomic Scientists counts 17 Nobel laureates among its boards of directors and sponsors............
Its interesting to see a group of intelligent minds assessing the destruction of the planet by nuclear arms. I would also like to hear their ideas on
how to stop it, but that isn't available in this article. I thought all of you at ATS would find this article interesting at the least. A few
minutes closer to the end, at least for the moment.