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Nearly Midnight

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The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists have moved the hands of the famous Doomsday Clock 30 seconds closer to midnight today.  Specifically, it is at 2 minutes and 30 seconds to midnight.  For those that don’t know, midnight is when the world ends.  Originally, the Bulletin was to warn the world of an impending nuclear holocaust.  However, with the cool down of the former Soviet Union, and the drastic de-armament, they’ve decided to take a more polarizing and political theme on.  Now, they claim to be a part of the global climate change initiative.  Those that know me know my skeptical take on climate change, so I won’t go into it.  Though their name needs to change, and they should not be moving the hands of the clock because of climate change.

Despite what many people think, climate change will not be a catastrophic end of life scenario for humanity.  Don’t get me wrong, if the worst models come true, it will be horrible, but people have a tendency to be alarmists with the models in order to get their point across.  Nuclear Holocaust on the other hand is practically instant.  And unlike climate change, nuclear holocaust is something that a rogue person can start off any moment.

It should be no secret that I support the President Trump.  And you may think he’s unhinged, but he’s not an idiot, he will not launch a nuclear missile because someone said something mean to him.  Trust me, random internet person.  He’s not that stupid.

So Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, please re-think your clearly politicized stance on moving the clock forward 30 seconds.  You’re not fooling anyone, and you’re likely to be on the wrong end of a twitter storm soon if you say anything more.