Scientists Moved Doomsday Clock Closer to Midnight

Scientists Moved Doomsday Clock Closer to Midnight


Doomsday Clock has been moved closer to midnight. The atomic scientists have shifted the clock two minutes up and now it is only three minutes away from midnight, which symbolizes the Doomsday. The readjustment has been made on 22<sup>nd</sup> January and highlights the climatic change that needs to be controlled by capping fossil fuel emissions. The advisory board stated “World leaders have failed to act with the speed or on the scale required. In 2015, unchecked climate change, global nuclear weapons modernizations, and outsized nuclear weapons arsenals pose extraordinary and undeniable threats.”

Kennette Benedict, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientist executive director, elaborated “Today, unchecked climate change and a nuclear arms race resulting from modernization of huge arsenal pose extraordinary and undeniable threats to the continued existence of humanity.” He also mentioned that the efforts of the world leaders have not been enough to protect people from potential catastrophe.

With the readjustment of Doomsday Clock the scientists are reminding the authorities to put more efforts to reduce pollution as well as overuse of fossil fuel. They also urge to end the development of nuclear weapons, which is further endangering the planet. Benedict said “We are not saying it is too late to take action but the window for action is closing rapidly. The world needs to be awakened from its lethargy and start making changes.” The constant climate change can be stopped only by achieving this and limiting greenhouse gas emissions. According to Richard Somerville, a member of the Science and Security Board, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, “Efforts at reducing global of heat-trapping gases have so far been entirely insufficient.”

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  • JohnSankey

    This bit of PR has outlived its usefullness. Atomic physics has nothing in common with the complex issues around global weather.

  • Bill Gradwohl

    Conflating Global Warming with nuclear weapons is pretty ridiculous. The impression is that the global “we” can do something about the warming that won’t ruin civilization in the process.

    Where are these concerned scientists on Thorium reactors? Why do most people falsely believe that nuclear always means dangerous with long term nuclear waste issues?

    These scientists need to speak up about what they know to be the truth concerning molten salt reactors fueled by thorium as an immediate solution to the worlds energy needs while solar, wind, battery technology, etc is worked on to improve them to the point where every individual has his own power plant.