Yeah. That clock...the clock that reflects how vulnerable the world is to catastrophe from nuclear weapons, terrorists, new technologies, etc., with midnight symbolizing 'apocalypse'.
"Unless we change the way we think, humanity remains in serious danger," said Lawrence Krauss, top-dog among Atomic Scientist types.
California Gov. Jerry Brown joined former U.S. Secretary of State George Shultz and former U.S. Secretary of Defense William Perry for a discussion at Stanford University after the unveiling of the clock.
Perry feared the threat of nuclear war with Russia "was greater today than during the Cold War." Shultz warned about relations between the U.S. and China and our need to "engage" Russia before things really deteriorate into something unstoppable.
And Jerry Brown (aka "Moonbeam")?
That's right, people. Jerry Brown, the genius behind California's bullet train, is staying awake nights worrying about the weather.
The decision to move the hands of the Doomsday Clock forward is made by the Bulletin's Science and Security Board, a group of physicists and scientists from around the globe, which includes more than a dozen Nobel laureates.
This year the infamous clock remained in place--at 3 minutes to midnight--practically a miracle when you consider the "grave threat" of climate change, and all.
A wise man once said: "We are asked to believe that humans are drastically changing the earth's climate by burning fossil fuels. The problem with their theory is very simple: It is not true. Our climate is constantly changing for perfectly natural reasons that have nothing to do with carbon dioxide." -- Statement by a coalition of scientists which includes multiple experts formerly from the EPA, Environment Canada, and the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (UNIPCC).
"While the earth remains, seed time and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night shall not cease." -- Genesis 8:22News:
- Fox News Channel: NSA admits anyone connected to the internet can be spied upon.
- The Washington Post: Space Warfare With Russia And China? Pentagon Urged To Prepare For It; New Report Highlights U.S. Vulnerabilities.
- Jerusalem Post: Israel's Electrical Grid Attacked In Massive Cyber Attack; Virus ID'ed & Neutralized