Monday, January 26, 2015

Democracy Now: Climate Change, Nuclear Arms Race Moves Doomsday Clock Closer to Midnight

The scientists who maintain the Doomsday Clock, a symbolic countdown to global catastrophe, has moved the clock two minutes closer to midnight in its first shift in three years. Kennette Benedict of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists said the clock now stands at three minutes to midnight, or doomsday.  
Kennette Benedict: "Today, unchecked climate change and a nuclear arms race resulting from modernization of huge arsenals pose extraordinary and undeniable threats to the continued existence of humanity, and world leaders have failed to act with the speed or on the scale required to protect citizens from potential catastrophe. These failures of leadership endanger every person on Earth."