Doomsday Clock Moved Back One Minute

I’m going to sleep more soundly tonight. The Doomsday Clock is being moved back one minute to six minutes to midnight. Barack Obama is partially credited for the decreased risk of nuclear annihilation:

The board said the end of a nuclear threat to the world could now be in sight.

‘We are poised to bend the arc of history toward a world free of nuclear weapons.

‘For the first time since atomic bombs were dropped in 1945, leaders of nuclear weapons states are cooperating to vastly reduce their arsenals.’

President Obama was particularly praised for causing ‘a change in the U.S government’s toward international affairs.’

‘With a more pragmatic, problem-solving approach, not only has Obama initiated new arms reduction talks with Russia, he has started negotiations with Iran to close its nuclear enrichment program,’ the board said.

Despite their positive mood, BAS co-chair Lawrence Krauss, said: ‘Even though we are encourage by recent developments, we are mindful of the fact that the Clock is ticking.’

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