A Brief History
On January 24, 2023, the dreaded Doomsday Clock that charts the danger of nuclear war has been moved to within 90 seconds of “Midnight,” the ominous harbinger of nuclear disaster.
In case you are wondering, the Doomsday Clock is maintained by the Science and Security Board of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists in order to provide a graphic depiction of their estimation of the danger of an imminent catastrophic nuclear war. The ongoing Russian-Ukrainian War has pushed the world closer to nuclear Armageddon than ever before, at least in their estimation. What do you think?
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For more information, please see…
Kuzio, Taras. Putin’s War Against Ukraine: Revolution, Nationalism, and Crime. Kindle, 2017.
The featured image in this article, a graph by Fastfission showing the changes in the time of the Doomsday Clock of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, has been released into the public domain worldwide by its author, Fastfission.
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