The UN is debating a total ban on all nuclear weapons. WikimediaThese are dangerous times. The Doomsday Clock sits at just two and a half minutes before midnight, which represents global catastrophe.
The Doomsday Clock has been maintained by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists since 1947, and has only ever been closer to midnight back in 1953, when the United States and Soviet Union tested their first hydrogen bombs, and the world was locked in a very dangerous nuclear arms race.
A single hydrogen bomb, thousands of times more powerful than the devices used on Hiroshima or Nagasaki, would be …read more
Source: The Conversation