WASHINGTON, U.S. – According to experts from the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists have revealed that the Earth is very close to oblivion as a result of failure in addressing pressing threats.
With the international community failing to address crucial issues like nuclear proliferation, climate change and suprisingly, Donald Trump the earth has been brought more close to its doom.
According to the Doomsday clock, that was set up by a bulletin of scientists – humanity is now just two-and-a-half minutes from midnight, when the world ends.
This means that Earth is closer to oblivion than it has ever been since 1953.
This Bulletin of scientists was founded in 1947, by concerned U.S. scientists involved in the Manhattan Project that had developed the world’s first nuclear weapons during the Second World War.
Today, however, the Bulletin is an independent non-profit organisation which is run by some of the world’s luminaries in science.
Leaders of the organisation, Lawrence Krauss and David Titley have said that the adjustment of Doomsday by half a minute towards midnight had been made because the international community had failed to deal with two of the most pressing threats: nuclear weapons and climate change.
According to them, the danger has been magnified further because “the United States now has a President who has promised to impede progress on both of those fronts.”
They added, “Never before has the Bulletin decided to advance the clock largely because of the statements of a single person. But when that person is the new President of the United States, his words matter.”
The group has also pointed towards other issues, including the development of nuclear weapons being built by North Korea, India and Pakistan, Russia and China.
They also foster doubts over the Iran nuclear deal; and deteriorating relations between the United States and Russia.
They said, “These are all matters in which President Trump has signalled that he would make matters worse, either because of a mistaken belief that the threats posed by nuclear weapons and climate can be ignored or that the words of a president of the United States do not matter to the rest of the world.”
According to the scientists, Donald Trump was pushing the world “closer to midnight.”
They wrote, “We understand that Mr Trump has been in office only days, that many of his cabinet nominees are awaiting confirmation and that he has had little time to take official action.”
“But Mr Trump’s statements and actions have been unsettling. He has made ill-considered comments about expanding and even deploying the American nuclear arsenal. He has expressed disbelief in the scientific consensus on global warming. He has shown a troubling propensity to discount or reject expert advice related to international security. And his nominees to head the Energy Department, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Office of Management and the Budget have disputed or questioned climate change.”
Previously, the clock had been set at three minutes to midnight, meaning that the earth is currently closer to devastation than it has ever been, since the testing of the hydrogen bomb by Russia, inciting the arms race.