The Nuclear Doomsday Clock is as close to midnight as it has ever been

January 25, 2018 by  
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Today, the world is the closest it has ever been to doomsday since since the nuclear arms race of the ’50s. Scientists and researchers moved the Doomsday clock – an indicator for how close humanity is to nuclear annihilation – to 2 minutes to midnight today. Researchers at the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists cited the threat between North Korea and the United States, facilitated by President Trump’s harmful rhetoric, as the main reason for the shift. The closest we have ever been to midnight was in 1953, during the height of the nuclear arms race between the US and the USSR – when it was also 2 minutes to midnight. Last year, the clock ticked to 2.5 minutes to midnight, from an all-time distance of 17 minutes to midnight in 1991. Related: Several scientists predict the apocalypse will occur uncomfortably soon According to concerned scientists, the rhetoric between the leaders of the US and North Korea has gone a long way towards threatening all of humanity. But the US withdrawal from the Paris agreement and denigrating the nuclear deal with Iran has also contributed to the problem. “Divorcing public policy from empirical reality endangers us all. What we need is evidence-based policy making, not policy-based evidence making,” said theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss. Bulletin of Atomic Scientists Via CNN Images via Deposit Photos and Bulletin of Atomic Scientists

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“Unchecked climate change” causes atomic scientists to push Doomsday Clock closer to midnight

January 23, 2015 by  
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The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists just issued their first update to the symbolic Doomsday Clock since 2012, announcing that we have advanced by two minutes and are now at “three minutes to midnight”—with midnight referring to the end of the planet. The reason for this alarming stance? “Unchecked climate change, global nuclear weapons modernizations, and outsized nuclear weapons arsenals pose extraordinary and undeniable threats to the continued existence of humanity,” explains the Bulletin . Read the rest of “Unchecked climate change” causes atomic scientists to push Doomsday Clock closer to midnight Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Apocalypse , atomic scientists , bulletin of atomic scientists , carbon dioxide , Climate Change , doomsday clock , end of the world , flooding , global warming , inaction , nuclear weapons , sea life die off

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Alpestudio’s Antia is a steel varnished chair that boasts a simple, timeless design

January 23, 2015 by  
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Architecture studio Alpestudio recently won Formabilio’s “Iron Age” metalworking contest with their design of Antia, a minimalist steel chair . As part of the grand prize, Formabilio worked with the designers to turn the proposed prototype into a finished product that is now available for purchase on the Formabilio website . The contemporary compact Antia chair is finished in a water-based varnish and comes in a variety of colors, from copper to pure white. + Alpestudio The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Alpestudio , Anita , Chair , Formabilio , Iron Age competition , reader submitted content , STEEL Chair

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