Doomsayers Running Out of Headspace

Because where would we be without SCIENCE? Sultan Knish: Fake Atomic Scientists Warn Not Believing the Media Will Destroy the World.

Every year, Rachel Bronson, President and CEO of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, who has a degree in political science from Columbia, gets up in front of a fake clock to announce that the world is doomed.

During the Cold War, The Bulletin of The Atomic Scientists had some purpose. Maybe. Certainly in the early days it did. As time went by, it became more political and less sane.

This year, the Doomsday Clock had its hands set forward to 100 seconds to midnight. After setting the clock at 2 minutes to midnight in honor of President Trump two years ago, it’s all out of minutes.

Now it’s down to seconds. At this rate the fake clock will soon be down to negative numbers.

So aside from the fact that Donald Trump is still in office, how exactly is the world closer to doomsday than it was 2 years ago? Are we fighting more wars than under Obama? Are we blockading Cuba to keep Russian missiles at bay? Well, granted, the Russians did research and deploy some new missiles, but that isn’t new news, since they (probably) violated at least one treaty to start the research while Obama was in office. So why the urgency now? Could it be they sense the impending failure of impeachment? Who knows.

Oh, and this quote made me laugh out loud!

If you don’t believe Rachel, maybe you’ll listen to Jerry Brown, former California governor and executive chair of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. Jerry is not an atomic scientist, but he did nuke California.