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Posted by wmmbb in Humankind/Planet Earth.

Humanity is closer to catastrophe than we might realize, at least in the collective opinion of The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists.

The misadventure of nuclear war has not entirely gone away, although the SALT Agreements did seem to help relieve the tension and push the minute hand of the Doomsday Clock back.

It seems that nuclear scientists have been meeting taking now into account climate warming as well as nuclear disaster to make a judgment about on how close to midnight the minute hand should be set. Al Jazeera has the story:


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