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5 Minutes to Midnight

Posted by weehaggis on Tuesday, January 16, 2007

This recent story just caught my attention.

If you like to worry about things, then here’s something else to add to your list. Tomorrow 17th January at 14.00 hrs GMT we will be at 5 minutes to midnight. That’s 5 minutes until Armageddon, the Apocalypse, end of the world……!! The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists will be moving the “Doomsday clock”, which currently stands at 7 minutes to midnight, forward by 2 minutes.

In a statement released on Monday they said:

The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists (BAS) will move the minute hand of the “Doomsday Clock” on January 17, 2007…the first such change to the Clock since February 2002. The major new step reflects growing concerns about a “Second Nuclear Age” marked by grave threats, including: nuclear ambitions in Iran and North Korea, unsecured nuclear materials in Russia and elsewhere, the continuing “launch-ready” status of 2,000 of the 25,000 nuclear weapons held by the U.S. and Russia, escalating terrorism, and new pressure from climate change for expanded civilian nuclear power that could increase proliferation risks.

Watch their ominous looking web site for the announcement….yikes. In the meantime, for a concise summary of our march to oblivion checkout wikipedia.

Maybe those tilflukstrom which you find in buildings all over Norway will come in handy after all (and not just for being used as storage cupboards) 🙂

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One Response to “5 Minutes to Midnight”

  1. karla said

    see you a the pub, then. Might as well drink while we can….

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