Doomsday Clock remains at 3 minutes to midnight

Doomsday Clock remains at 3 minutes to midnight


By Mariela Hernandez

WASHINGTON (Talk Media News) – The Doomsday Clock will remain three minutes to midnight, despite the Iran nuclear deal and Paris climate talk, science and security experts from the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists announced Tuesday at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

The symbolic clock, which was created in 1947 as a way to warn the public about possible existential threats, primarily via nuclear weapons, is at the closest it has been to midnight, or doomsday, since the height of the Cold War in 1983.

To move the clock back, the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists said citizens to demand on world leaders to raise this issue and reduce the $300 billion spent on the modernization of nuclear weapons.

Governor Jerry Brown (D-Calif.), who appeared simulcast from a similar event at Stanford University in California, said that this change is moving slowly, but the tipping points are around the corner, despite political turmoil.

“Recognizing the challenge, it’s scientific, it’s economic, but it’s also political. In order to have political leaders deal with this, they have to first acknowledge it,” Brown said.

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