The Doomsday Clock just ticked closer to Midnight – thanks to Trump

It’s now 2 ½ minutes to “midnight,” according to the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, which warned Thursday that the end of humanity may be near.

The group behind the famed Doomsday Clock announced at a news conference that it was adjusting the countdown to the End of it All by moving the hands 30 seconds closer to midnight — the closest the clock has been to Doomsday since 1953, after the United States tested its first thermonuclear device, followed months later by the Soviet Union’s hydrogen bomb test.

In announcing that the Doomsday Clock was moving 30 seconds closer to the end of humanity, the group noted that in 2016, “the global security landscape darkened as the international community failed to come effectively to grips with humanity’s most pressing existential threats, nuclear weapons and climate change.”

❝ But the organization also cited the election of President Trump in changing the symbolic clock.

“Making matters worse, the United States now has a president who has promised to impede progress on both of those fronts,” theoretical physicist Lawrence M. Krauss and retired Navy Rear Adm. David Titley wrote in a New York Times op-ed on behalf of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. “Never before has the Bulletin decided to advance the clock largely because of the statements of a single person. But when that person is the new president of the United States, his words matter.”

Like so many meaningful sources of information affecting the future of this planet and all the species on board – I doubt Trump has ever read the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists. Or ever will.

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One thought on “The Doomsday Clock just ticked closer to Midnight – thanks to Trump

  1. South of No North says:

    “Nikki Haley: We’re ‘Taking Names’ at UN” http://www.thedailybeast.com/cheats/2017/01/27/nikki-haley-we-re-taking-names-at-u-n.html “Nikki Haley, the former South Carolina governor and recently confirmed U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said Friday that she plans to overhaul the world organization and issued a warning to anyone who stands in the way of American ambitions. Haley gave brief remarks when she arrived at the world body’s headquarters in New York to provide her credentials to U.N. chief Antonio Guterres. “For those that don’t have our back, we’re taking names, we will make points to respond to that accordingly,” she said. “Our goal with the administration is to show value at the U.N. and the way that we’ll show value is to show our strength, show our voice, have the backs of our allies and make sure that our allies have our back as well.”

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