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Doomsday clock has been moved to two minutes to mignight.
Always wondered if it will get to midnight before the nukes hit or if a later generation will find the clock 30 seconds too?

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I don't think POSOTUS will be grinning. I think he'll do as he always has... blame others.

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The "Doomsdays clock" has never been right. How many times has it been the end of the world only to wake up to another typical day? What is the saying "a wrong clock is right twice a day" sure whatever.....

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I think it's nonsense. The reason they cited was conflict between the US and North Korea. North Korea doesn't even have the means to wipe out South Korea.

BD66 Level 7 Jan 25, 2018
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Trump must be incredibly proud that it has moved closer to midnight twice during his first year in office, with the first time largely due to him. I can imagine the shit eating grin on his face upon hearing the good news. I wonder if any other presidents have had such a dubious distinction.

dkp93 Level 7 Jan 25, 2018

Pretty sure the NK's missiles have had a lot more to do with moving the clock than any of trumps tweets. smile009.gif

After all, no NK nuclear programs, nothing for Trump to tweet about.

[thebulletin.org]

@TheMiddleWay "The administration of US President Donald Trump was repeatedly singled out by the group over policies they view as harmful. These include the decision last year to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, and the administration's disparagement of the Iran nuclear deal."

[cnn.com]

@TheMiddleWay Trump gets a lot of the credit. And blaming North Korea for Trump's insane tweets is like blaming immigrants for his racism and blaming women for his misogyny.

@dkp93

First thing they say

"To: Leaders and citizens of the world
Re: Two minutes to midnight
Date: January 25, 2018

In 2017, world leaders failed to respond effectively to the looming threats of nuclear war and climate change, making the world security situation more dangerous than it was a year ago—and as dangerous as it has been since World War II.

The greatest risks last year arose in the nuclear realm. North Korea’s nuclear weapons program made remarkable progress in 2017, increasing risks to North Korea itself, other countries in the region, and the United States.Hyperbolic rhetoric and provocative actions by both sides have increased the possibility of nuclear war by accident or miscalculation."

QED, the greatest risk is not Trump; the greatest risk is, and continues to be, NK.

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I just saw that in our news here, I would like if they took into account other factors, sure nuclear is sudden and quick, but some other things, though slower, may get to a point of no return and our demise becomes slow and lingering but inevitable.

Rugglesby Level 8 Jan 25, 2018

I fear we may have already passed the point of no return and won't know it until we're dead... Like boiling frogs...

@stinkeye_a Haven't heard that term for a while, so apt. Couldn't agree more. Among other things I am an ecologist and do a lot of work with threatened species. I have so many sites where the species in question has not been seen in over a decade, no traces, no scats, no remnants nothing.

@stinkeye_a
While I agree with your sentiment, the analogy is flawed.

"While some 19th-century experiments suggested that the underlying premise is true if the heating is sufficiently gradual,[1][2] according to contemporary biologists the premise is false: a frog that is gradually heated will jump out.[3][4] Indeed, thermoregulation by changing location is a fundamentally necessary survival strategy for frogs and other ectotherms."
[en.wikipedia.org]

@icolan Good to know!

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With Trump provoking North Korea a nuclear war could break out. And with fallout polluting China the war could escalate to a Doomsday scenario quickly. I think they were right in moving the clock up. I sure hope Trump does not kill us all!

david7wk Level 6 Jan 25, 2018
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It's been this close before in my life time . I'm sure it will move back as soon as a certain celebrity gets voted out . As long as we survive the next three years we should be fine for a while

Simon1 Level 7 Jan 25, 2018

I too think we'll be okay, but only when NK is dealt with, not Trump.

Trump is making an unstable situation more unstable, no doubt, but he is not the cause of the NK situation and there is no evidence to assert that NK will be less of a problem with the next president, or the next or the next.

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