doomsday clock


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doomsday clock

n
an image of a clockface representing the time remaining before the onset of a global catastrophe in terms of a number of minutes before midnight
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The government officers bunkered down under Ullenwood could have been the last witnesses to a post-nuclear Britain's last days as the doomsday clock counted down to zero.
Fear of what the future holds, symbolized by the famous "doomsday clock" that the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists began publishing in 1947, is simply not warranted by the facts.
With the Doomsday Clock at two minutes to midnight, what more appropriate piece could there be to listen to?
"We're only two minutes away from the Doomsday Clock, a design to warn the public how close we are to destroying the world with dangerous technologies," warns The Guardian, which also suggests changing the language we use about our environment.
Behind political disputes over weapons stockpiling, nuclear deals and arms races; behind war-mongering rhetoric and a growing distrust of the science behind climate change, behind breaking news cycles, lies the doomsday clock, which announces how close all these developments bring humanity to self-destruction.
The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists informs the world through the Doomsday Clock about the threats to its survival due to emerging technologies, nuclear threats and climate change.
I don't know about you but for me, but March 29 always seemed like a faraway date - a fantasystyle doomsday clock if you will.
Also last week US Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Corte said, 'I think that the part of it that is generational is that millennials, and people and you know, Gen Z, and all these folks that come after us, are looking up and we're like, 'the world is going to end in 12 years if we don't address climate change.'' I do not pretend to be a climate scientist but is there some sort of cycle of the 'Climate Doomsday Clock' that resets every 12 years?
That's before, come last Thursday, pessimistic scientists added to the mix by advancing their international Doomsday Clock scenario to two minutes to metaphorical midnight: its most critical prediction on the fate of mankind since the Cold War of the '60s, this time brought on by renewed nuclear tensions and ignorance of global warming.
Former California governor Brown (left) and former US secretary of defence William Perry unveil the Doomsday Clock during the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists news conference in Washington, DC.
The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is keeping the Doomsday Clock set at two minutes to midnight -- the emblematic end of the world -- calling the threats against humankind "a new abnormal."
THE HOUSE WITH A CLOCK IN ITS WALLS 12 AN OUTLANDISH yarn starring Jack Black as Uncle Jonathan, who lives in a house of ticking clocks, including a Doomsday clock. His nephew Lewis (Owen Vacarro) joins the quest to find it along with witch Florence (Cate Blanchett).