Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Doom & Gloom

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has moved the Doomsday Clock ahead by 2 minutes; it's now 5 to midnight.

I'd had the mistaken idea that the Bulletin only moves the clock at set times, every 5 years. According to the clock's timeline, it's been moved (ahead, and during happier times, back) at increments of anywhere from a year to 7 years.

It's interesting and alarming that this is the first time environmental concerns like climate change have been a factor in advancing the clock. Could this have anything to do with the reformcons' sudden evironmental awakening?

My next post will be about cute furry puppies, I promise.