Doomsday Clock Moves Closer To Midnight

CHICAGO (CBS) – This news probably won’t brighten your day.

Scientists announced Thursday that we’ve ticked 30 seconds closer to the end of the world.

Scientists announce that the Doomsday clock is moving closer to midnight. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Scientists announce that the Doomsday clock is moving closer to midnight. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

The Doomsday Clock is now set at just two-and-a-half minutes to midnight.

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, who manage the clock, cited dangers to humanity like climate change and nuclear warfare as reasons for moving the clock.

“Wise public officials should act immediately, guiding humanity away from the brink,” the organization said in a statement. “If they do not, wise citizens must step forward and lead the way.”

It’s the closest Earth has come to midnight since 1953 when it was set at two minutes. At that time, both the Soviet Union and the United States were testing hydrogen bombs.

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  1. The World War 3 is inevitable, like death, but not yet. The Book of Revelation warns: “And another horse came forth, a red horse: and to him that sat thereon it was given to take peace from the earth, and that they should slay one another: and there was given unto him a great sword [in this context means a nuclear sword]. And when he opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature saying, Come. And I saw, and behold, a black horse; and he that sat thereon had a balance in his hand [food will be rationed]. And I heard as it were a voice in the midst of the four living creatures saying, A quart [about a liter] of wheat for a denarius [a full day’s wages], and three quarts of barley for a denarius; and do not harm the olive oil and the wine [species resistant to drought].” (Revelation 6:4-6) However now we can still sleep peacefully. Before that, Russia will return. (Daniel 11:29a) This, in this context, also means the breakup of the European Union and NATO. Then many countries of the former Eastern block will return to Russia’s zone of influence. Russian troops will be stationed here again. This will be the last sign before the global nuclear war. (Daniel 11:29b, 30a) However, it will be neither “the end of the world” (Armageddon). As Jesus foretold, it will be “the beginning of birth pains”. (Matthew 24:7, 8)

  2. Greg Gilbert says:

    Political tool is used to gather support for causes…. the title should read.

    “Scientists announced Thursday that we’ve ticked 30 seconds closer to the end of the world.” LOL! This sounds like good objective science ;-D

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