Well, that didn't take long.
For the first time since 1953, the Doomsday Clock is the closest to midnight it has ever been. Amid fears of nuclear weapons and climate change, the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists (a non profit that sets the clock) have decided to move the symbolic clock 30 seconds closer to the end of days.
President Donald Trump.
Not even seven days into his presidency and he's already brought us closer to annihalation than we've ever been in the last 64 years.
In a statement made by Rachel Bronson, the executive director and publisher of Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, the decision was made after urgent deliberations:
"...as trusted sources of information came under attack, fake news was on the rise, and words were used by a President-elect of the United States in cavalier and often reckless ways to address the twin threats of nuclear weapons and climate change," she said.
15 Nobel Laureates along with the board of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists' came to the conclusion that it was necessary to take this symbolic step.
Though the clock is symbolic -it represents how close we truly are to "destroying our civilization with dangerous technologies of our own making."
"Never before has the Bulletin decided to advance the clock largely because of the statements of a single person. But when that person is the new president of the United States, his words matter," David Titley and Lawrence M. Krauss of the Bulletin wrote in an New York Times op-ed.
If they're right, take a look at these maps to see if you'd survive.
What do you think? Dramatic - or a necessary wake-up call for the nation and our world?
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