Why Is This Important?
Because the world is going to hell in a handbasket.
Long Story Short
The “Doomsday Clock,” a construct created by nuclear scientists in 1947, describes how close we are to an apocalypse using horological imagery. The scientists kept the clock at three minutes until “midnight,” the second-closest to doom we’ve ever been.
There’s no denying that if the world is destroyed, it will likely be at the hands of mankind. An asteroid could do it, sure, but it’s far more likely that we’ll blow ourselves to hell with nuclear weapons. That’s the thinking behind the “Doomsday Clock,” a construct created by nuclear scientists associated with the Manhattan Project in 1947. Now run by the Bulletin of The Atomic Scientists, the closer the “clock” gets to midnight, the closer we are to man-made annihilation. Set at three minutes to midnight last year, things have not …