Doomsday Clock


Trinity Nuclear Test

Kaboom.

The Doomsday Clock (that helpful guide to our impending doom and whether we should be panicking wildly or calmly walking about with a sign that says “We’re All Going To Die! Repent, the End is Nigh!”) has been moved back one minute. The position moved from 5 minutes from Doomsday to 6 minutes from Doomsday. An ICBM takes 20-30 minutes to reach the other side of the world so by their count the world will end well before the first missile warhead explodes.

We’ve been between 2 and 17 minutes from doomsday for 63 years (btw 63 years = 33,112,800 minutes).

Wiki summarizes the reason as “Worldwide cooperation to reduce nuclear arsenals and pledges to limit climate-changing gas emissions.”

The US and Russia have been reducing their stockpiles for the last decade or so but since the last change in the clock in 2007 there has been little progress on North Korea or Iran’s nuclear program, and nuclear Pakistan seems less stable. It seems the world is less stable, but since I don’t have a giant graphic clock or put out press releases no one cares what I think.

If I had a giant doomsday clock I'd include all of the Great Lakes.

In 2007, they set the precedent of considering climate change as a risk of nuclear annihilation, I assume because sweat could cause a slippery finger to slide from the hold button on the phone and accidentally hit big red nuclear launch button.

Kablooie!

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10 Responses to “Doomsday Clock”

  1. bingbing Says:

    We were at 5 minutes to midnight. Now we’re at six minutes to midnight. Cop that doomsday!

  2. Carpe Jugulum Says:

    If that was the New Years clock i’m not sure if i’d be happy for the extra drinking time or…………………..no i’d be happy.

    If it were the holidays are over time to go back to work clock then, oh yeah cartwheel time.

    • bingbing Says:

      Back to work on Monday, too. Muchus Fuchus.

    • Carpe Jugulum Says:

      I went back this week…………..11 months until holidays…*sigh*

  3. Angus Dei Says:

    “If I had a giant doomsday clock I’d include all of the Great Lakes.”

    LOL! “Classic Colonel”

    • Carpe Jugulum Says:

      You will note that on that clock Australia doesn’t get a guernsy, does that mean if it all goes kablooey Oz will be the only place left, i’m thinking yes.

    • bushrat Says:

      and Adelaide.

  4. bushrat Says:

    Penny Wong. Fake twitter.
    kev didja hear that? Better tell Pete to hurry up on the plastic bag thingy. you know save the planet stuff. BTW get real about this Nuce dissarmament thing too, else we all be dead in our sleep..
    Just like you told our kids before cophen dollars.

  5. 1.6 Says:

    Penny_Wong Movie night went well (Police Academy IV and English Patient), over by 10pm, which gave me time to watch a couple of new movies I’d hired.

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