Why Is The Doomsday Clock Getting Closer To Midnight?
If you've ever gone to a Syracuse football or basketball game, you have probably heard the gentlemen that is standing at the bottom of the hill with a bullhorn. He talks about turning away from our sins before it's to late and the end is near.
He may be on to something because on Tuesday, January 24th, the Doomsday Clock got 10 seconds closer to the end. The Doomsday Clock has been ticking for over 75 years now and it's no ordinary clock.
The Doomsday Clock keeps track of how close we are coming to destroying our world. On Tuesday, the clock was set at 90 seconds until midnight...the closet to end that its ever been.
The Doomsday Clock was created in 1947 and midnight represents the moment at which we'll have made the Earth unlivable for humanity. The clock hasn't moved since 2020 when the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists set it to 100 seconds to midnight.
The Doomsday Clock Moves Closer To Midnight
The decision to move the clock 10 seconds ahead is mostly due to the Russia invasion of Ukraine and the talk of a nuclear escalation in that war. The Bulletin says that the clock isn't designed to measure existential threats but to start at conversation
From the best that I can tell, the clock has only moved forward and never gone backwards. None of us really know for sure when the end will be here but I do know how it ends. How do I know you ask?