Posts Tagged ‘Doomsday Clock’

Tick tick tick

Posted: January 11, 2012 in Uncategorized
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The Guardian: “Doomsday Clock ticks one minute closer to midnight.”

The clock, maintained by the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, has been gauging our proximity to global disaster since 1947, using the potent image of a clock counting down the minutes to destruction. Until Tuesday afternoon, the clock had been set at six minutes to midnight.

I’m sure this had nothing to do with everyone obsessing about 2012.

But a number of the scientists who took part in the deliberations said they were also dismayed by a growing trend to disregard science.

And then they put it forward in 2012? Well done, Bulletin of Atomic Scientists. Now that’s how you get media attention!