11 Jan '12, 12am

Doomsday Clock Moved to 5 Minutes to Midnight, Focus on Global Warming & Energy

Doomsday Clock Moved to 5 Minutes to Midnight, Focus on Global Warming & Energy

For those interested in a little more history, the clock was first put into use in 1947 by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists at the University of Chicago. They have maintained the clock ever since. The clock has ticked forward or backward 20 times in those 65 years. The furthest it’s ever been from midnight was 17 minutes (after the break-up of the Soviet Union 20 years ago) and the closest it’s ever been is 2 minutes from midnight (in 1953, after the US’ and Soviet Union’s testing of their first thermonuclear devices). In 2010, the clock was moved backwards to 6 minutes to midnight out of optimism over global leader’s positions on key issues, but lack of action has led to greater concern.

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2012/01/10/doomsday-clock-moved-...

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