When they originally reported that they would be re-evaluating the time on the Global Doomsday Clock, the implication was a change in the nuclear threat in the world.
The Bulletin of Atomic Scientist did move the clock two minutes closer to midnight, but not just because of a growing nuclear threat. This time, global warming was viewed as the bigger threat to us all.
Global warming, a new factor being used by U.S. scientists in their "doomsday" predictions, has helped push the minute hand on the Doomsday Clock to five minutes before midnight - two minutes closer to Zero Hour than before.
This is the first time that the minute hand on the Doomsday Clock, a universally recognized indictor of the world's vulnerability to the threat of nuclear weapons, has moved since 2002.
The board of directors of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, which manages the clock, said they decided to put global climate change into the mix because the dangers posed by that phenomenon in terms of the actual and potential destruction of human habitats have become "nearly as dire as those posed by nuclear weapons."
Since this administration loves to fearmonger, let's hope they embrace this threat. Let them declare a War on Global Warming....wait a minute. Considering that every other "war" they've declared they've utterly failed or FUBARed, let's hope they DON'T embrace it. They'll only make the threat ten times worse.