Courtesy of Science AF:
On Wednesday, The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists announced they have moved the Doomsday Clock forward so it now rests 2 minutes before midnight.
The Doomsday Clock is a symbol which represents the likelihood of a man-made global catastrophe. Ever since 1998, when India and Pakistan started testing nuclear weapons, the Doomsday Clock has been just single digits away from midnight.
But after the disaster that was 2017, when world leaders failed to respond effectively to looming threats of nuclear war and climate change, scientists have moved the minute hand forward by 30 seconds.
The Clock is now closer than it has ever been to Doomsday since the height of the Cold War in 1953.
"In 2017, we saw reckless language in the nuclear realm heat up already dangerous situations and relearned that minimizing evidence-based assessments regarding climate and other global challenges does not lead to better public policies," said Rachel Bronson, the Bulletin's president and CEO.
According to the experts, last year's greatest threats came from the nuclear realm, leaving humanity on the "cusp of a new arms race." North Korea's nuclear weapons progress and the "hyperbolic rhetoric and provocative actions" from both the U.S. and North Korea have increased the possibility of nuclear war, they say.
People terrified around the world about the possibility of a nuclear war.
Somewhere you just know that Putin is sitting with a self satisfied grin on his face.
A population in fear, is a population easily manipulated.