Doomsday Clock Moves One Minute Closer To Armageddon

CHICAGO (CBS) — The Chicago-based Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has deemed the world one day closer to doomsday.

As WBBM Newsradio’s Steve Miller reports, the Doomsday Clock – a 65-year-old symbol of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists at the University of Chicago – has been reset.

LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s Steve Miller reports

Up until Tuesday, it read 11:54 p.m. And now it reads 11:55.

Midnight symbolizes the destruction of humanity.

The executive director of the Bulletin, Kennette Benedict, has two main concerns – nuclear arms and climate change.

“Leaders around the world seem to be kind of stuck in about the 1990s,” Benedict said, “and we haven’t really moved much in thinking about how to rid the world of nuclear weapons, and we haven’t really begun to confront the challenges of climate change.”

Benedict says the Arab Spring and the Occupy movements indicate awakenings, but she says they’re not enough to stop the hand of time from moving closer to Doomsday.

The Doomsday Clock was created in 1947 by U of C scientists. The clock came closest to midnight – just two minutes away – back in 1953 after the successful test of a hydrogen bomb by the U.S.

  • GiveMeBackMyBullets

    This clock needs to be retired, it has never kept good time anyways.

    • mitch

      Come on,don’t you want to see it hit midnight…KA BOOOOOOOM!!!

  • Jenny

    What a waste of time! Don’t these people have something better to do? Seems they have too much time on their hands. And does anyone actually really care? Does this really matter? Seems these myopic morons have too much time on their hands. Time for this clock to wind down.

  • boogy

    can we destroy the clock at midight

blog comments powered by Disqus
Daily Weather Reports Delivered To You!SIGN UP NOW: Get daily weather reports every morning from meteorologist Steve Baskerville!
CBS Sports Radio RoundupGet your latest sports talk from across the country.

Listen Live