The timepiece in New York conveys how close humanity is to catastrophic destruction, which is represented by midnight.In order to keep the suspense going, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is not telling which direction the clock will move.....closer to midnight (Doomsday) or further away (Utopia?).
However, given the immediate calming presence of President Obama on all things bad in the world, I am sure it will be moving backward towards nirvana.
However I am confused about one small thing. The 'time' on the clock of doom is determined by several things, including the recent addition, Global Warming.
A spokesman said: 'Factors influencing the latest Doomsday Clock change include international negotiations on nuclear disarmament and nonproliferation, expansion of civilian nuclear power, the possibilities of nuclear terrorism, and climate change.'So, the 'expansion of civilian nuclear power' and 'climate change' are both a negative? I thought one was supposed to help solve the other?
To be fair, BAS looks at the civilian nuclear power as an illicit source for nuclear weapons production.
But with the world's "immense and growing demand for electricity", if the BAS is serious about climate change, they would support the 'expansion of civilian nuclear power'. Especially when that expansion doesn't have to mean the proliferation of the bad things they seek to combat.
The expansion of new civilian nuclear technology can help save the planet! But it is hard to convince the devout that they need to adjust their religious beliefs.....
[Hat Tip on Green Nukes: Instapundit]