11 Jan '12, 1pm

It's Five Minutes Before Midnight Says The Doomsday Clock | Care2 Causes

It's Five Minutes Before Midnight Says The Doomsday Clock | Care2 Causes

Are we really closer to the apocalypse? The board of directors of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (BAS) certainly think so. So much so, they moved the symbolic Doomsday Clock ahead one minute closer to midnight today. “It is five minutes to midnight,” BAS executive director Kennette Benedict announced this afternoon at a press conference in Washington, D.C. “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, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is moving the clock hand one minute closer to midnight, back to its time in 2007,” the BAS noted in its formal statement. The Doomsday Clock , a potent symbol — and reminder — of the potential for global destruction, was conceived by a group of University of Chicago scientists who helped develop the f...

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