15 January 2007
Doomsday clock about to be moved
The keepers of the famous doomsday clock are about to move its hands again ... and all indications are that it is heading closer to midnight. In other words we are once again edging towards global catastrophe.
The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, say the hands will be moved on Wednesday this week, to reflect "worsening nuclear and climate threats to the world".
The symbolic clock, maintained since 1947, is currently set at seven minutes to midnight, with midnight marking global catastrophe. The clock is kept at the University of Chicago. Watch this space ...