Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Doomsday Clock Moved to 5 Minutes to Midnight

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (BAS) announced today that the hands of the Doomsday Clock were moved forward one minute to now read at 5 minutes to Midnight.

In a formal announcement Tuesday noted "It is five minutes to midnight. Two years ago it appeared that world leaders might address the truly global threats that we face. In many cases that trend has not continued or been reversed. For that reason the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists is moving the clock hand one closer to midnight back to its time in 2007."

The change was made due to the clear and present danger of nuclear proliferation and climate changes.

 With Iran coming closer to producing nuclear weapons, North Korea becoming even more of an unknown, China building its military stronger, and Russia beginning to flex their muscle again; one
has to wonder when, not if, it will happen.

The United States and Russia did sign an agreement to reduce the stockpiles of nuclear weapons,
but there are rumblings that Russia might back out of the deal. With the distinct and inevitable possibility of the return of Putin as president of Russia, it seems quite likely that there will be a "reset" to the "reset", and not for the better.

Plus there are still many who say that climate change is not a cause for concern and that the world is merely progressing through natural cyclic changes. Of course anyone with even a small understanding of the true and relentless and ever spreading changes around us daily must know the truth. Something has to be done to reverse the warming on the planet.

The ticking of the clock becomes louder and all of the world leaders should take notice.

Jerald Terwilliger
National Chairman
American Cold War Veterans
"We Remember"

---------------- "And so the greatest of American triumphs... became a peculiarly joyless victory. We had won the Cold War, but there would be no parades." -- Robert M. Gates, 1996