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Doomsday clock lurches to 100 seconds to midnight – closest to catastrophe yet

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https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jan/23/doomsday-clock-100-seconds-to-midnight-nuclear-climate

 

The risk of civil collapse from nuclear weapons and the climate crisis is at a record high, according to US scientists and former officials, calling the current environment “profoundly unstable”.

They said the rise of “cyber-enabled disinformation campaigns” compounds both threats by keeping the public from insisting on progress.

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists announced its symbolic “doomsday clock” has moved forward to 100 seconds to midnight, the closest to catastrophe that the scientists have judged the world to be at any point since its creation in 1947, at the outset of the cold war.


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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1 minute ago, Burnt Reynolds said:

Just wait until they add toxic masculinity and white privilege to the doomsday clock. We're toast.

I assume Trump being impeached could give us 10 minutes.


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4 minutes ago, Steeleballz said:

 

   It could reset the whole clock. It would be like the asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs swerving and missing earth completely at the last second.

Well we would still have all the other Nazi's, Misogynists, WP, Patriarchs, TERF's etc etc so not sure it would go that far.


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Global Warming/Cooling/Climate Change.  We must listen to Greta and her father.


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2 minutes ago, Bill & Katya said:

Global Warming/Cooling/Climate Change.  We must listen to Greta and her father.

Greta Inc looks like it is in for a big time expose.


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Just now, Boiler said:

Well we would still have all the other Nazi's, Misogynists, WP, Patriarchs, TERF's etc etc so not sure it would go that far.

Microaggressions are like Hitler's antics for the couple years leading up to WW2. Each one should add seconds.

12 minutes ago, Boiler said:

Greta Inc looks like it is in for a big time expose.

Project Veritas time?

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14 hours ago, Burnt Reynolds said:

Whoops, meant "reduce" seconds.

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1 hour ago, TBoneTX said:

"Time flies like an arrow.  Fruit flies like a banana." -- Groucho Marx

Thanks for the clarification TBone, I always thought it was from Harpo.

 

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