‘We are living in a time of unprecedented danger’
Forward by Bob Barney
First things first, do you really trust any scientist? I do not!
I will say even still, there is ONE good thing about this clock being in the news today as it does show what a seriously dangerous administration we have in office. Where they have brought us in this day and age is utterly ridiculous because right now, we are closer to a nuclear exchange then we have ever been! I do not believe it is going to be an end of the world kind of a thing, like a world nuclear war…but it is highly possible Russia will use nuclear against Ukraine.
This makes me think of the true story of Stanislav Petrov, who was penned, “The man who may have saved the world.”
During the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis and the standoff with Cuba over Russia, Kennedy drew the line and would not allow missiles to be placed in Cuba. At first, he used the Navy as a blockade and the Russian submarines were stopped in their efforts to bring over their armament yet some of the subs went undetected. Once discovered, we decided to depth charge them and get them to the surface. You may remember this; three of the four sub captains were under the belief that they were being sunk and as a result, Moscow ordered all of the nukes they were carrying to be launched. It was required that all four men though had to sign off on this enormous decision and quickly, however, the fourth captain, Stanislav Petrov refused. He said the reason why is that he did not want to be known as the man who destroyed the earth! Stanislav was vilified but God showed mercy on him, and the Russians never tried and jailed him. It is a very select few that stand up against authority like that!
Here are some noted dates in history with the DDC…in 2018, the Doomsday Clock was at 2 minutes to midnight due to increasing tensions with North Korea, in 1984, 3 minutes to midnight with Russia and USA tensions high, and in 1953, 2 minutes with the United States pursuit of the hydrogen bomb and here is a year-by-year clock status for those that are curious.
(JERUSALEM POST) — Earth is closer to a catastrophic global demise than ever before, with the famous Doomsday Clock of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists being at 90 seconds to midnight, thanks in large part to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
This is the closest the clock has ever been to reaching the dreaded midnight.
This marks a 10-second change compared to 2022 when the Doomsday Clock was set at 100 seconds to midnight.