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Scientists Make STUNNING Change to 'Doomsday Clock'

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Over the course of the last several years, as we tried repeatedly and redundantly to crawl our way back to something akin to normalcy after the coronavirus pandemic, we have come to a rather stark realization:  We are living in some fairly turbulent and unusual times.

Some of the political and cultural moments that we’ve witnessed have been undeniably extraordinary, and time itself seems to have coagulated, with many of us feeling as though the viral scourge of 2020 was simultaneously two months ago and two decades ago…somehow.

And, amidst this slurry of time and events and whatever sort of tumult we’ve been experiencing, Russia is threatening to nuke us all, the Chicken Littles of the climate agenda are spreading their armageddon fetish, and China can’t seem to stop propagating new strains of coronavirus.

It’s no wonder the scientists behind the oh-so-depressing “Doomsday Clock” are making a rather significant adjustment.

Top scientists and security experts moved the “Doomsday Clock” forward on Tuesday to just 90 seconds to midnight -– signaling an increased risk to humanity’s survival from the nuclear shadow over the Ukraine conflict and the growing climate crisis.

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The new timing of the clock set by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is closer to midnight than ever before.

The hands of the clock, which the Bulletin describes as a “metaphor for how close humanity is to self-annihilation,” had been at 100 seconds to midnight since January 2020 — the closest to midnight it had been in its history.

The Kremlin was largely to blame.

In a statement, the Bulletin said it was advancing the hands of the clock by 10 seconds this year “due largely but not exclusively to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the increased risk of nuclear escalation.”

“Russia’s thinly veiled threats to use nuclear weapons remind the world that escalation of the conflict — by accident, intention, or miscalculation — is a terrible risk,” it said. “The possibility that the conflict could spin out of anyone’s control remains high.”

The group would go on to implore the United States, NATO, and the western allies to use every tactic at their disposal to deescalate the situation in Ukraine, lest we wish to see our minute-and-a-half expire.

 

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As a lifelong advocate for the dream promised us in the Constitution, Andrew West has spent his years authoring lush prose editorial dirges regarding America's fall from grace and her path back to prosperity. When West isn't railing against the offensive whims of the mainstream media or the ideological cruelty that is so rampant in the US, he spends his time seeking adventurous new food and fermented beverages, with the occasional round of golf peppered in.




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