Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Doomsday Clock

On January 25th at 10 am ET the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists will reveal their annual decision about the hands of their Doomsday Clock: It's currently set at 2:30 minutes before midnight.... I expect that will decrease to maybe 1:30 before midnight...simply because Trump is an ignorant, dangerous idiot.

It's stunning to me that we/Congressional representatives are letting such a clearly ignorant and unthinking man decide, minute by minute, the literal fate of the world.

The world must -- seriously -- I really mean, seriously -- outlaw all nuclear weapons for all time.

I'm not kidding at all. We're 7 billion strong...but never use it.

1 comment:

David in Cal said...

I agree with David that nuclear weapons ought to be outlawed. The potential destruction is unimaginably horrific. But, I don't know how to achieve this goal.

In 1941 Robert Heinlein wrote a novelette "Solution Unsatisfactory", which explored the question of how to prevent the proliferation of doomsday weapons.
The unsatisfactory solution was for only one country to possess the weapon and for that country to have a policy of totally destroying any other country that attempted to develop this weapon.

Obviously that solution was very unsatisfactory. Of course it's also no longer possible, since nuclear weapon technology exists in many countries.