Have you heard of the Doomsday Clock?
It is 2 1/12 minutes to midnight… that is what group responsible for the clock say. The clock is a metaphor related to the probability of global catastrophe in the world… and 2.5 minutes to midnight pretty much means that we are close to our own demise. It is an urgent warning to world leaders.
Originally, the Doomsday Clock was conceived by the editorial staff of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, which was founded by many of the scientists who worked on the Manhattan Project, a pretty credible group of people.
The clock was started in 1947 and the clock was initially set at 7 minutes to midnight. Over the years, various world event have affected the clock. Now, some of the scientists are concerned with North Korea and perhaps Iran.
Public officials should act immediately, guiding humanity away from the brink. If they do not, wise citizens must step forward and lead the way. This really is a call to arms and deserves more attention from our media.