The Doomsday Clock Update 2020

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Non-Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic
It's that day again, and things are looking bleak.

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Submitted: January 23, 2020

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The Doomsday Clock Update 2020.

 

Just under three hours ago now, the Doomsday Clock had its annual adjustment, and I don’t think many people will be surprised to hear that we have moved that bit nearer to Midnight.

They did not go the full 30 seconds forward, but instead set the clock at 100 seconds to midnight which is the nearest that it has ever been.

I did not listen to the report and did not read it in its entirety. Most of it is presented in too scientific a way for me to understand it. Three of the major reasons are: North Korea, and its continued development of nuclear missiles; the assassination in Iran of Qassen Soleimani (whatever your views on this, you cannot deny that it has been destabilizing); and the rising heat of the planet, especially in regard to the bush fires that have ravaged Australia.

There is also Ebola, which although not heard so much about is still there; the coronavirus outbreak in China, which could reach global pandemic levels. There has also been an increase in cyber terrorism which in today’s world has the possibility of destroying the world all on its own.

All in all, it makes for pretty gloomy reading.


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