All of that “Fire and Fury” talk has made the Doomsday Clock inch a little closer to Doomsday.
Every year, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Journal’s Science and Security Board
meets with a group of sponsors, which has 15 scientists who’ve won Nobel Prizes for their work, to discuss whether they should move the clock’s minute hand forward or backwards.
The scientists over at the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Journal cite Donald Trump’s tweet wars with North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un, as well as Donald Trump’s denial that climate change is real, as the reasons why they decided to move the hands on the Doomsday Clock closer to doomsday; which is 2 minutes before midnight.
The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Journal President Rachel Bronson, PhD
said in a statement, “In 2017, we saw reckless language in the nuclear realm heat up already dangerous situations and re-learned that minimizing evidence-based assessments regarding climate and other global challenges do not lead to better public policies.”
In 1947, the University of Chicago scientists
who took part in the Manhattan Project built the Doomsday Clock in order to gauge how close humans are at destroying themselves.
The closest humans have come to offing themselves was in 1953 when Dwight D. Eisenhower (Ike) and Nikita Khrushchev (Nikki K) were busy trying to get the biggest hydrogen bomb.
Y’all have seen the commercials with the little girl holding the daisy, counting down to the end of the world.
That was some scary shit back then. Thank God they didn’t have Twitter. All they had was the telegraph.
Although a telegraph reaches folks within a day, it isn’t as fast as that Twitter. You tweet something and it’s up there within a second. That Twitter is something.
Plus, Ike and Nikki K had sense enough to talk junk about each other behind closed doors and not in a telegraph.
Trump, on the other hand, welp y’all know. Trump gets his little pudgy fingers a hold of an iPhone and he starts tweettalkingshit (tweet talking shit on the Twitter).
Trump’s tweettalkingshit has raised billionaire George Soros’
blood pressure so high that the little ol’ fella is running around telling folks that a “nuclear war” with North Korea “is real” and will most likely occur due to Trump’s need to show that he is in control.