10 Jan '12, 8pm

Thanks to #climate change and nuclear woes, the #Doomsday Clock now reads 5 minutes to midnight

Thanks to #climate change and nuclear woes, the #Doomsday Clock now reads 5 minutes to midnight

Alan Cleaver via Flickr /CC BY 2.0 According to the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists , the world is officially veering a bit closer to apocalypse. In an announcement today, the scientists said they were moving the hand on the Doomsday Clock to the perilous position of five minutes before midnight. In 2010, scientists moved the clock backwards to six minutes before, signifying that the world had grown relatively safer, and risks of nuclear chaos were somewhat lower than they had been. We questioned the move then , as climate change remained unaddressed by the global community. And evidently, the atomic scientists now agree. The BAS released the following statement today: "It is five minutes to midnight. 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 that reason...

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