Sunday, April 12, 2009

Doomsday Clock : Minutes To Midnight

The Doomsday Clock is a Symbolic representation of Human Species behavior towards Earth. It is maintained by Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists at the University of Chicago . that uses the analogy of the human species being at a time that is "minutes to midnight", where midnight represents "catastrophic destruction"

Firstly it only used global nuclear war but as time has changed it has taken account of things like Climatic changes , new developments in the life sciences and nanotechnology.

Since its inception, the clock has appeared on every cover of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. Its first representation was in 1947, when magazine co-founder Hyman Goldsmith asked artist Martyl Langsdorf (wife of Manhattan Project physicist Alexander Langsdorf, Jr.) to design a cover for the magazine's June 1947 issue.

The number of minutes before midnight – measuring the degree of nuclear, environmental, and technological threats to mankind – is periodically corrected; currently, the clock reads five minutes to midnight, having advanced two minutes on 17 January 2007.

The Whole List of events can be found at Wikipedia

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