It’s an annual ritual. One that the media enables because it enjoys clickbait and lies. And the doomsday clock has lots of both.
Every year, Rachel Bronson, President and CEO of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, who has a degree in political science from Columbia, gets up in front of a fake clock to announce that the world is doomed.
And now it’s time for the Doomsday Clock to be set for 90 seconds to midnight. Or whatever gets media attention.
If you don’t believe Rachel, maybe you’ll listen to Jerry Brown, former California governor and executive chair of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. Jerry is not an atomic scientist, but he did nuke California.
Jerry’s still there.
Rachel Bronson, PhD, president and CEO, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, said: “We are living in a time of unprecedented danger, and the Doomsday Clock time reflects that reality. 90 seconds to midnight is the closest the Clock has ever been set to midnight, and it’s a decision our experts do not take lightly. The US government, its NATO allies and Ukraine have a multitude of channels for dialogue; we urge leaders to explore all of them to their fullest ability to turn back the Clock.”
Rachel’s PhD is in political science. It might be nice if she mentioned that out loud.
The current press release from the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists quotes such nuclear scientists as former UN boss Ban Ki-Moon and former president of Ireland Mary Robinson. Also a former president of Mongolia.
And here’s the official statement.
A time of unprecedented danger:
It is 90 seconds to midnight
2023 Doomsday Clock Statement
Science and Security Board
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
Editor, John Mecklin
Who’s John Mecklin?
The Bulletin’s Editor-in-Chief, John Mecklin, had previously helped launch Key West Magazine. Warnings about nuclear doom must be more exciting than writing about events at Key West.
Why would anyone believe a media that promote a fake clock by a fake organization? The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is the best argument for distrusting the media. Now that’ll be 9 seconds to midnight.