Skip to comments."Doomsday Clock" Moves One Minute Away From Midnight
Posted on 01/14/2010 11:21:55 AM PST by steve-b
Citing a more "hopeful state of world affairs" in relation to the twin threats posed by nuclear weapons and climate change, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (BAS) is moving the minute hand of its famous Doomsday Clock one minute away from midnight. It is now 6 minutes to midnight. The decision by the BAS Science and Security Board was made in consultation with the Bulletin's Board of Sponsors, which includes 19 Nobel Laureates....
In a statement supporting the decision to move the minute hand of the Doomsday Clock, the BAS Board said: "It is 6 minutes to midnight. We are poised to bend the arc of history toward a world free of nuclear weapons. For the first time since atomic bombs were dropped in 1945, leaders of nuclear weapons states are cooperating to vastly reduce their arsenals and secure all nuclear bomb-making material. And for the first time ever, industrialized and developing countries alike are pledging to limit climate-changing gas emissions that could render our planet nearly uninhabitable. These unprecedented steps are signs of a growing political will to tackle the two gravest threats to civilization--the terror of nuclear weapons and runaway climate change."...
The statement continues: "A key to the new era of cooperation is a change in the U.S. government's orientation toward international affairs brought about in part by the election of Obama. With a more pragmatic, problem-solving approach, not only has Obama initiated new arms reduction talks with Russia, he has started negotiations with Iran to close its nuclear enrichment program, and directed the U.S. government to lead a global effort to secure loose fissile material in four years...."
Wow that is great. We got hope and change in the same article. Thank you Obama!
Climate change now too? GMAFB
These people must be “Political” Scientists. With Obama in the White House and letting Iran get the bomb??? Come on!
Let me get this straight....North Korea and Iran both basically have nukes and the clock is moving backwards? Yeah, that makes sense. But Bush is out of office, so we are all so much safer!
Gee.....and JUST THIS MORNING....my usually not worried about stuff husband came to me and told me we need to get some freeze dried food....Yeah...like I’m going to believe this pablum you’ve posted.
What we need is a clock showing the level of global bullshit histrionics.
My favorite line from "Watchmen" is from Dr. Manhattan;
"The concept of a Doomsday Clock is about as intellectually nourishing as showing a picture of oxygen to a drowning man."
Always have been.
I wonder if the Iranian government has a red nuclear hotline phone direct to these clowns in the “nuclear clock club.” Will Ackmydinnerup call these numbskulls to tell them when he is about to nuke Tel Aviv? Obama’s blowhard BS “dialogue” with the Russians is nothing but hot air. His neglect of the threat in Iran is downright dangerous. When will THAT get reflected on this stupid clock?
Only in the ‘age of Obama’ would Iran getting nuclear weapons, move the clock backwards!
These guys are the living definition of the word pompous. Really how self-important do you have to be to have a “project” like this and really believe your declarations should be taken seriously.
Title is misleading
It looks like the Doomsday Clock is 1 minute from midnight, when, in fact it has moved from 11:55PM to 11:54PM
(All cause of BO, don’t ya know)
In the real world a nuclear NK, Iran and Pakistan ( all at risk of dissolving into chaos) make the world a much much more dangerous place.....
climate change? Why not asteroids?
You know what would be fun? As soon as the person’s hand started inching the fabled doomsday pointer someone popped a paper bag in the room.
They probably get millions in US taxpayer-funded aid to maintain their hippy clock.
hippy = hippie
duh on me.
Its Bush`s fault.
Ice age returns.
You knew this was coming. After the nobel prize, obama is lord and saved us all.
Nothing but a bunch of nit-wits running this clock scheme anyway.
I'll be looking for al gores comment,he won the Nobel Peace Prize ya know;)
Iron Maiden - 2 Minutes to Midnight
I figured you would show up. ;)
By far my favorite Maiden tune.
Nobel Laureates? WTF do they know anyway?
I can’t have a favorite because they have so many incredible songs.
I’m really into a band called Keldian. Definitely in the style of Maiden but they have their own niche. Check ‘em out on YouTube.
Naw naw, it's all groovy baby. We all get a little hippy in the end.
I think the "Doomsday" they fear is not a nuclear war, but rather a Republican in the White House. If Palin is elected they'll make it 12:01am - 1 minute after Doomsday.
This “Doomsday Clock” crap was always a left-wing propaganda outlet. They went ape when Reagan was President.
GEE do you think Iran and NK got the memo?
Quite frankly, they'd get more credibility from me if they'd won "Best of Show"
A weak US as we have right now makes it just that much more likely that one of the minor nuclear powers could decide that maybe they can get away with a limited exchange against their foe without repercussions beyond condemnation etc. Pakistan/India, Iran/Israel, China/India, China/Taiwan, North Korea/South Korea, Russia/Georgia, etc etc all come to mind. If any of those conflicts flared, followed by an immediate statement from the perpetrator that one (or five, or however many they’d popped off) was all they were going to do, and they were now done, the Zer0 would probably wash his hands of the whole thing, and the UN would do nothing more than issue stern letters of condemnation filled with threats of more letters if the offender didn’t get back in line.
Maureen Dowd made that pic as part of her prescribed “Photoshop Therapy”.
The BAS is just another support group for the light skin, negro, non ebonic speaking, commie bag fastards that prove day after day, year after year, decade after decade that they are 20 IQ points below morons ..... and have no business running this country.
Lock and load the whole stinking bunch! Love that hopey and Changey Bovine excrement that so many of the electorate with iq’s below moron bit into.
Just a product of ALL the fecal material hitting the very large dissemination device, the rotating oscilator located in the D.c. beltway ..... blowing the moronic originated stench across the land.
Gas masks for all .... can we find at least a breath of fresh air anywhere?
I hate to rain on their parade, but everyday moves us one day closer to the end of time. You can’t turn the hands of the “real clock” back.
After 9/11, I looked up the Doomsday Clock online to see if it had budged any because of the attack. Of course it had not and for 6 months afterward no movement when I checked again off and on.