Scientists Move Doomsday Clock : What is the Doomsday Clock Midnight, What Does it Mean?

Scientists Move Doomsday Clock : What is the Doomsday Clock Midnight, What Does it Mean?

The rich and powerful won’t save us; we’re going to need direct civil action and worker strikes. #DoomsdayClock is now just 100 secs. to midnight—humanity’s never been closer to the brink in recorded history.

Climate change has brought the Doomsday Clock to 100 seconds to midnight. But we have a tremendous opportunity to avert disaster. We know what needs to be done. Let’s turn back this Doomsday Clock. Help us protect wild spaces and produce natural climate solutions. https://cpawsbc.org/campaigns/ https://thebulletin.org/doomsday-clock/

 
Just 100 seconds left… Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has moved forward the #DoomsdayClock, it is now just 100 seconds to midnight, amid looming threats of nuclear weapons, climate change and disruptive technologies.

Two years after moving the metaphorical minute hand of its Doomsday Clock to within two minutes of midnight — a figurative two-minute warning for all humanity — the science and security board of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists revealed Thursday that it has moved that minute hand another 20 seconds closer to the midnight hour. NPR News Reported.

The Doomsday Clock was reset Thursday to just 100 seconds before midnight — the closest we have ever been to the complete and total annihilation of the earth (well, at least metaphorically). https://t.co/GK1lETf2x2

— CNN (@CNN) January 24, 2020


Reacting to this story a facebook user by name Jade wrote

WELP. I just found out the Doomsday Clock is now at two minutes to midnight. I guess we can all relax now. Our lives aren’t going to get better because very soon we won’t have any. Between the environment and the nukes we have nothing to look forwards to. The world leaders are all idiots. Screw you, world. I hate the human race and I hate YOU. I can’t bear the thought of dying a slow, horrible death from radiation poisoning so I might as well end it fast and less painful. Once again world, screw you.

Another user wrote

What can we do to set back the Doomsday Clock? The reckless actions of Donald Trump are hitting home today after the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists announced that they moved the Doomsday Clock to a mere 100 seconds to midnight.

Trump has pushed us to the brink of disaster. By ripping up the Iran nuclear agreement and ordering the assassination of Soleimani, Trump and his administration have prompted Iran to begin enriching uranium. But together, we can move the hand away from midnight by demanding #PeaceWithIran. Take to the streets with us for the International Day of Action against war with Iran on Saturday, January 25th. Find an event near you >>> https://bit.ly/38xof0i #PeaceWithIran #NoWarWithIran

Australia singled out for climate ‘denial’ at Doomsday Clock event. “”Under its current leadership, Australia is fostering denial in an incredibly mendacious way”. #climatechangehttps://t.co/LmgWhRuYI8 via @smh

— David Leigh (@ecobard) January 23, 2020

“The famed Doomsday Clock has been set at 100 seconds to midnight this year, the closest it’s ever been to the metaphorical point of the Earth’s destruction.”

When we say #THISISZEROHOUR to act on climate change, we’re not playing around!#DoomsdayClock https://t.co/cxU8V0dnd1

— Zero Hour (@ThisIsZeroHour) January 23, 2020

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