Five Minutes, and NOBODY’S MOVING?

January 23, 2013 at 12:44 AM (animal activism, childcare and child protection, climate studies, curious research, current news, environmental issues, historic review, human life issues, late night studies, legal issues, political atmosphere, public debate, science and technology, social opinion, terrestrial studies, web gossip)


It may or may not seem that this is one clock in particular to which many of the significant levels of society are paying attention.  The clock itself could be more of a hype issue to bring a greater level of attention to a broader subject, yet the fact is that it’s presence is apparent should be to the general attention of all concerned human beings.  It is ticking, as it has been since it’s creation, and it is eerily moving closer to the alarm point!

The Doomsday Clock was created in 1947 by atomic scientists working with The University of Chicago.  It was during that year when the hands of the clock were set at 11:53 p.m..  Since then, the clock has made significant drops to signify that the world was close to global annihilion, being less than that amount of time from the end of civilization as it is currently understood.

During 1949, The Soviet Union detonated it’s first atomic bomb, which lead to the start of the nuclear arms race between that nation and The United States.  At that point, The Doomsday Clock was moved to four minutes to midnight.  Merely four years later, The U.S. and The U.S.S.R. made test runs of thermonuclear weapons, which moved the clock to a startling one minute before midnight!

The clock has shifted back and forth like a roller coaster since that year!  The beginning of the sixties had the clock at a seemingly safe spot of eleven minutes away from midnight.  1965 brought an Indo-Pakistani War (The Second Kashmir War), and 1967 brought The Six Day War between Israel against the Arab nations of Egypt, Jordan, and Syria.  Yet, an abrupt change occurred during 1968, when the clock shifted down to seven minutes before midnight, as The Vietnam War worsened.  Then, China and France acquired nuclear weapons!

The 1970s were seemingly safe, with The Doomsday Clock remaining no closer than nine minutes before midnight.  However, an abrupt change occurred during 1981, as The Soviet-Afghan War increased tensions between The United States and The Soviet Union.  The Clock fell to four minutes before midnight that year!  It was at the end of the 1980s when The U.S. and The U.S.S.R. signed The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty to eradicate all conventional and nuclear ground-based missiles of specified ranges.

By 1991, The Clock was a total of seventeen minutes away from midnight; a seemingly safe spot!  This indeed was the most secure setting of The Doomsday Clock, as it fell three minutes four years later, followed by a five minute fall three years behind that year, in 1998!  It was seeming that The Doomsday Clock was not going to turn back toward the better side with the turn of the millenium, as it’s 2002 recording indicated that it was merely seven minutes before midnight!

Another fall was indicated with the arrival of 2007, with a two minute time reduction.  However, a seemingly positive outlook was presented with the arrival of the first decade change of the twenty-first century.  2010 showed that The Doomsday Clock had gained a minute, resting at 11:54 p.m..  Yet, it was abruptly altered during 2012, with the clock losing a minute due to a global failure of commitment by worldwide governments to handle nuclear arsenal, to make adjustments to nuclear power safety levels, and to make greater efforts at strengthened adjustments to deal with global climate change.

Now, current news bulletins are broadcasting that The Doomsday Clock is set at five minutes before midnight as 2013 has begun.  Announcements are being broadcast to state that last year was the hottest recorded year within the contiguous United States, while the land was stricken by severe storms and devastated by disatrous droughts.  Current recognition of extreme nuclear arsenal between The United States and nations of the former Soviet Union do indicate the possibility of these weapons being able to get into the hands of the wrong people at the wrong times, leading to grave amounts of global destruction, and extreme levels of death!

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has written a letter to President Obama.  It has congratulated The President for his efforts at securing nuclear arsenal, while he has assisted with The U.S. government to to work toward supporting renewable energy.  Yet, The Bulletin has requested that President Obama to become more active with addressing climate change as it affects Earth on the whole scale.

Indeed, more attention needs to be brought to The Doomsday Clock.  If a greater amount of the global society on the whole is aware of this presence, and what it means to all of us, it is likely that more will be done to assist with protecting all that it stands to protect; all of us!  Right now, it sits at five minutes before midnight (the deadline), which really does not sound like much……

SEE THESE SITES!!!

http://cir.ca/story/doomsday-clock-2013

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/18/doomsday-clock-2013-minutes-midnight-atomic_n_2498446.html

http://www.inquisitr.com/482059/doomsday-clock-set-at-5-minutes-to-midnight/

http://news.yahoo.com/end-near-doomsday-clock-holds-5-till-midnight-232147095.html

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34861708/ns/technology_and_science/t/doomsday-clock-set-back-one-minute/

http://business.topnewstoday.org/business/article/4238066

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20070117200155AAxnvoS

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