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    End of world nigh? Doomsday Clock may push forward soon

    Is the end of the world nigh? Atomic scientists set to make 'major announcement' about Doomsday Clock

    ⁍ Symbolic clock was established by Manhattan Project scientists in 1947
    ⁍ It's designed to show how close civilisation is to facing global catastrophe
    ⁍ Scientists track threats by monitoring nuclear weapons and climate change
    ⁍ Nuclear modernisation, climate change reports and terrorism could feature
    ⁍ Expected to reveal the board's decision regarding the clock's minute hand
    ⁍ The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (BAS) will host a live international news conference to make a 'major announcement' Thursday
    ⁍ Last time, Doomsday Clock minute hand moved was in January 2012, pushed ahead one minute from six to five minutes before midnight
    the story, with a bright array of pics, charts, sidebars, etc., at Daily Mail link above

    Earlier WS threads:

    Doomsday clock moved closer to midnight (2012)

    Doomsday clock moved forward... (2007)

    Obligatory obscure great song reference:



    Obligatory cultural n.b.:

    Domesday Book (Wiki)

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    Haven't we heard this before, say sometime around the year 2000?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leis80 View Post
    Haven't we heard this before, say sometime around the year 2000?!
    And 2012. I can't get excited about a symbolic clock. If we're doomed, knowing about it won't prevent it.
    Symbolic clock was established by Manhattan Project scientists in 1947

    So, first they invent the atomic bomb and then they invent a symbolic clock to beat us over the head with?

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