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Doomsday Clock to Change This Week

 
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The minute hand of the famous Doomsday Clock is set to move this Thursday, and for the first time, anyone with Internet access can watch. Which way the hand will move and by how much have not been made public.

The event will take place at 10 a.m. EST (1500 GMT) on Jan. 14 at the New York Academy of Sciences Building in New York City. While the actual clock is housed at the Bulletin of Atomic Sciences offices in Chicago, Ill., a representation of the clock will be changed at Thursday's news conference. (You can watch the live Web feed at www.TurnBackTheClock.org.)

The last time the Doomsday Clock minute hand moved was in January 2007, when it was pushed forward by two minutes, from seven to five minutes before midnight. The change was meant to reflect two major sources of potential catastrophe that could bring us closer to "doomsday," according to the board of "The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists," a magazine focused on warning the world of the dangers that the invention of the atomic bomb helped to unleash.

According to the board, the looming dangers included: the perils of 27,000 nuclear weapons, 2,000 of them ready to launch within minutes; and the destruction of human habitats from climate change.

The 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.

In December 1945, University of Chicago scientists who had helped to develop the first atomic weapons in the Manhattan Project created "The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists." The Bulletin's board of directors then in 1947 came up with the idea of a Doomsday Clock to symbolize these threats. The message is that humans are "a few minutes to midnight," where midnight represents destruction by nuclear weapons, climate change and emerging technologies in the life sciences.

The hands of the clock move in response to changing world events, marching forward or back depending on the state of the world and the prospects of nuclear war.

When the Doomsday Clock debuted in 1947, the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union was occurring, with the time showing seven minutes to midnight. The time has since changed 18 times.

The closest approach to Doomsday occurred in 1953, when the clock was changed to two minutes to midnight after the United States and the Soviet Union each tested thermonuclear devices within nine months of one another.


[link to www.livescience.com]
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Let me guess....thirteen minutes past? hiding
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Hands of the "Doomsday Clock" to be moved in New York City and seen live on web for first time ever

Factors In Change to Include Nuclear Proliferation, Weapon Stockpile Shifts, and Climate Change; Bulletin of Atomic Scientists Will Open Event to World With Real-Time Streaming Web Broadcast.

NEW YORK CITY///NEWS ADVISORY///January 14, 2010///The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (BAS) will move the minute hand of its famous "Doomsday Clock" at 10 a.m. EST/1500 GMT on January 14, 2010 in New York City. For the first time ever, the event will be opened up to the general public via a live Web feed at [link to www.TurnBackTheClock.org.]

The last time the Doomsday Clock minute hand moved was in January 2007, when the Clock's minute hand was pushed forward by two minutes from seven to five minutes before midnight.

The precise time to be shown on the updated Doomsday Clock will not be announced until the live news conference in New York City takes place on January 14, 2010. 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.

News event speakers will include:

* Lawrence Krauss, co-chair, BAS Board of Sponsors, foundation professor, School of Earth and Space Exploration and Physics departments, associate director, Beyond Center, co-director, Cosmology Initiative, and director, New Origins Initiative, Arizona State University.

* Stephen Schneider, member, BAS Science and Security Board, professor of environmental biology and global change, Stanford University, a co-director, Center for Environment Science and Policy of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, and senior fellow, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment.

* Jayantha Dhanapala, member, BAS Board of Sponsors, president, Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs, and chair, 1995 UN Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty Conference;

* Pervez Hoodbhoy, member, BAS Board of Sponsors, professor of high energy physics, and head, Physics Department, Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan; and

* Kennette Benedict, executive director, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.

Last Edited by Dread Pirate Roberts on 01/12/2010 10:47 AM
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What's the CLOCK all about??

If we're not in doomsday then what are they expecting??

It's some kinda PSYOP!

They base it on supposed nuclear proliferation?

quote:
"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."
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What's the CLOCK all about??

If we're not in doomsday then what are they expecting??

It's some kinda PSYOP!

They base it on supposed nuclear proliferation?

quote:
"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."
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 863044


Doomsday Clock adjustment in 2007, as reported by Bloomberg: "For almost five years the symbolic doomsday clock has stood at where it began in 1947--seven minutes until midnight. But the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, which controls the clock, decided to advance the minute hand to five minutes before midnight, reflecting the nuclear threat posed by Iran and North Korea, unsecured nuclear weapons in the former Soviet Union and the threat to our security from climate change. "The clock, which has been changed only 17 times in 60 years, has fluctuated between two and 17 minutes to midnight." " [link to www.bloomberg.com]

ABOUT the Clock
[link to www.thebulletin.org]
"The Doomsday Clock conveys how close humanity is to catastrophic destruction--the figurative midnight--and monitors the means humankind could use to obliterate itself. First and foremost, these include nuclear weapons, but they also encompass climate-changing technologies and new developments in the life sciences that could inflict irrevocable harm."
"From that time Jesus began to preach and say, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand." Matthew 4:17
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News event speakers will include:

* Lawrence Krauss, co-chair, BAS Board of Sponsors, foundation professor, School of Earth and Space Exploration and Physics departments, associate director, Beyond Center, co-director, Cosmology Initiative, and director, New Origins Initiative, Arizona State University.

* Stephen Schneider, member, BAS Science and Security Board, professor of environmental biology and global change, Stanford University, a co-director, Center for Environment Science and Policy of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, and senior fellow, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment.
* Jayantha Dhanapala, member, BAS Board of Sponsors, president, Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs, and chair, 1995 UN Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty Conference;

* Pervez Hoodbhoy, member, BAS Board of Sponsors, professor of high energy physics, and head, Physics Department, Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan; and

* Kennette Benedict, executive director, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.


My guess is that it will be moved closer to midnight...and

CLIMATE CHANGE
will be to blame!!!!!!!!!
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somebody already posted this last year

old news

Thread: It is 5 Minutes to Midnight
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SPIRAL DOOMSDAY CLOCK!!!!!!
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somebody already posted this last year

old news

Thread: It is 5 Minutes to Midnight
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 863088

no it's not old news. The clock was last changed in 2007, and they may have posted its change then. But is going to be changed AGAIN! This Thursday, live. It has not happened yet. The clock is at 11:55PM and will advance toward midnight some minutes, how many, they won't say.

Google current news articles about it, they are all hours old

Here is the Link to the doomsday clock announcement. Look at the date
[link to www.thebulletin.org]
Join us for a live streaming of the event from the New York Academy of Sciences featuring a question and answer session open to you, the online audience.
Date:
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Time
10:00 AM EST (3:00 PM GMT)
Online Location:
www.TurnBackTheClock.org

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