Right now CNN is livestreaming an update from the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (BAS) on the state of the Doomsday Clock. The clock has been in effect since 1947. Last year the BAS rolled the clock back a minute, to six minutes til midnight. Today, January 10, it got pushed forward to five minutes from the destruction of humanity.
The gist of the announcement was about how last year they felt hopeful that, after we reached favorable nuclear agreements between the U.S. and Russia, that we were closer to going in a positive direction that didn’t end in the end of days. Today, we’re being chastised for “not thinking.” (more…)