The Bulletin for Atomic Scientists has moved its Doomsday clock to 5 minutes to midnight – the closest to symbolic annihilation of mankind it has been since the Star-Wars era arms races of the mid 80’s. The only other time 5 minutes was breached was during the aquisition and development of thermonuclear technology in the late 40’s and early 50’s.
The combination of causes, however, is unique. It’s not just the threat of global nuclear war. This time, it’s also global warming.