Doomsday Clock

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A symbolic clock face, maintained since 1947 by atomic scientists at the University of Chicago, that views humans as minutes from midnight—i.e., catastrophic destruction
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If expanding ownership energizes our anemic economic recovery, as I think it would, it will also serve to advance the doomsday clock.
Founded in 1945 by University of Chicago scientists who had helped develop the first atomic weapons in the Manhattan Project, the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists subsequently created the Doomsday Clock in 1947 using the imagery of apocalypse (midnight) and the contemporary idiom of nuclear explosion (countdown to zero), to convey threats to humanity and the planet.
The Doomsday Clock of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, a symbol that conveys "how close we are to destroying our civilization with dangerous technologies of our own making," has moved from five minutes before midnight to three minutes before.
Rising threats from climate change and nuclear arsenals prompted the scientists who maintain the Doomsday Clock, a symbolic countdown to global catastrophe, to move it two minutes closer to midnight, its first shift in three years.
The Doomsday Clock is a visual metaphor used to depict danger of a "civilization-threatening technological catastrophe", CBS reported.
The Cardiff-born professor, pictured, said that due to the uneasy truce between the North and South and the often questionable leadership credentials of Kim Jong-Un, he feared the doomsday clock could be edging closer to midnight.
The Doomsday Clock was unveiled in 1947 to "convey threats to humanity and the planet.
CLOCKING ON: the doomsday clock didn't reach midnight
Established in 1947, the Doomsday Clock now sits at 11:55pm, five minutes before midnight, or Armageddon for the Earth.
On Monday, The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists moved the Doomsday Clock one minute closer to midnight - from six minutes to five minutes.
Dukes also offers an approach to turning back the Doomsday Clock and prolonging humans' relationship with Earth in this book appealing to those concerned with climate change.
According to the doomsday clock hanging precariously on NCUA's wall, the industry is running out of time to cure this Salvador Daliesque rulemaking psychosis.