Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Five Minutes To Midnight! Be Afraid!

Now we can't even trust the "Doomsday Clock!" Oh wait; we never could. That thing has about as much scientific merit as embryonic stem cell research. Nothing like a bunch of elitist science-types over simplifying something as complex as the nuclear arms race with a large clock graphic.

Anyway, the time 'til doomsday has now been moved - for the first time ever! - to five minutes to midnight! I just got goosebumps!

What prompted these science-types to push up the time? Was it mad man Ahmadinejad trying desperatly to get his hands on nuclear weapons? Was it Kim Jong Il testing his supposed nuclear weapons? Was it terrorists on 24 detonating a suitcase-nuke in LA? No, none of the above. They were prompted to move the hand forward due to the threat of - wait for it... - global warming!

Get a load of this BS:

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 [sic] 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.”

Yeah... That makes sense... Sounds to me like some liberals past their fifteen minutes of fame trying to get back in the lime light.

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