Publisher's note: Tick, Tock, Tick, Tock...Boom?! The 'Doomsday' Clock is not something we hear about everyday; and I'm sure a lot of people would like to forget it exists...but it does! Every year since 1947, the strength of the world's arsenals and potential natural calamities are compiled and examined. They are studied so that 'they' can maybe determine how close we are to 'Midnight;' that being the end of the world. Either by our hand, Mother Nature, or perhaps Judgement Day itself.
In any event, the minute hand has moved two notches closer to midnight and now sits at 11:55. There's not a lot that you and I, we of the masses, can do about the ever ticking clock. All the politicizing about climate change of the linked article aside, no one with half an ounce of common sense doesn't realize that we are at a major crossroads in world history. Heck, a bunch of years ago, R.E.M. wrote a song about it.
The End, prophesied millennia ago, is very near folks, and we can kid ourselves all we want, however we are not in control of the final outcome. We'll bring it close, of that I have no doubt, and we may even toss a few nukes around before it's all said and done. However, in the end, He and He alone will decide how this unfolds. I pray that you are right with Him before that day comes.
Fox News: The hands of the infamous "Doomsday Clock" will remain firmly in their place at five minutes to midnight — symbolizing humans' destruction — for the year 2013, scientists announced Monday.
Keeping their outlook for the future of humanity quite dim, the group of scientists also wrote an open letter to President Barack Obama, urging him to partner with other global leaders to act on climate change.
The clock is a symbol of the threat of humanity's imminent destruction from nuclear or biological weapons, climate change and other human-caused disasters. In making their deliberations about how to update the clock's time this year, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists considered the current state of nuclear arsenals around the globe, the slow and costly recovery from events like Fukushima nuclear meltdown, and extreme weather events that fit in with a pattern of global warming.