The doomsday clock that certain scientists have created presents a dismal picture of the future.
Scientists have said that apocalypse is not such a far-fetched idea. In fact, according to Independent, over a dozen noble laureates announced that we are closer to the midnight hour for humanity then we thought.
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The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Swill host a live international news conference tday at 1:30 p.m. EST/1830 GMT. And they will announce whether the minute hand of the historic “Doomsday Clock” will be adjusted.
The doomsday clock is ticking away and the light bulb is getting dimmer. The present time is the closest we have ever been to mutually assured destruction since the nuclear age.
The group responsible for this countdown till the end began in 1945. The scientists that worked on nuclear weapons and set up this fair warning system were from the University of Chicago.
The level of risk the global village faces on a daily basis is shown via the doomsday clock. Among the risks may be included: nukes and weather patterns.
With 2016, the clock is closer to midnight than ever. The tense situation between the US government and Russia almost rivals that which was present at the time of the Cold War.
And North Korea is as wild and rampant about its nuclear capabilities as ever. According to NBC Philadelphia, the atomic scientists have announced their decision and it is not one of hope.
The emergent technologies such as drones and biohazards and genetic splicing that spell trouble not to mention ethical dilemmas are something altogether new.
About half a decade ago, the minute hand was reversed from five minutes to midnight to six minutes to midnight. This was a relief although it was not much in the eyes of many.
The closest the doomsday clock has come to catastrophe is two minutes to midnight which was way back in 1953 when the Cold War was at its peak point.
According to News.au.com, today we are at three minutes to midnight, the second most vulnerable moment for all of humanity with the threats of terrorism and racism as cultures collide with each other.
The world may just go out with a bang in a mushroom cloud of radioactive fallout. Ever since the creation of the doomsday clock in 1947, never has the level of urgency been so great.
Of course, agencies like NASA pooh-pooh this very notion of the end of humanity as we know it. Mankind is too tough to let go without a fight.
But according to The Sun, the doomsday clock is like an open letter to the world leaders that they ought to show some stewardship and not let everything fall to pieces.
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By bringing whole cultures and civilizations to the brink of war, they are not doing anybody any favors (least of all themselves). If events proceed in an unchecked manner, than everything burns in the end.