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The Doomsday clock....

It was created by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists in 1947, two
years after the U.S dropped the first atomic bombs on Japan in World War
II. It was originally set at seven minutes to midnight.

The clock has been altered 18 times since then by the Bulletin's
scientific board. This now includes Professor Stephen Hawking and 18
other Nobel laureates.

The latest recorded time was two minutes to midnight in 1953 as the Cold
War heated up between the U.S and Soviet Union.

In 2007 it was wound on to five minutes to midnight, to reflect the
failure to solve problems posed by nuclear weapons.

Today the public can watch the change for the first time via a live web
feed.

A spokesman said: 'Factors influencing the latest Doomsday Clock change
include international negotiations on nuclear disarmament and
nonproliferation, expansion of civilian nuclear power, the possibilities
of nuclear terrorism, and climate change.'

Just last month environmentalists criticised the Copenhagen Climate
Change Conference, after leaders failed to reach any real consensus.

To watch the clock be altered go to the 'Turn Back The Clock' website
http://www.turnbacktheclock.org./


Read mo
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencete...#ixzz0cZIx8Bx8
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The Doomsday clock....

It was created by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists in 1947, two years
after the U.S dropped the first atomic bombs on Japan in World War II. It
was originally set at seven minutes to midnight.

The clock has been altered 18 times since then by the Bulletin's
scientific board. This now includes Professor Stephen Hawking and 18 other
Nobel laureates.

The latest recorded time was two minutes to midnight in 1953 as the Cold
War heated up between the U.S and Soviet Union.

In 2007 it was wound on to five minutes to midnight, to reflect the
failure to solve problems posed by nuclear weapons.

Today the public can watch the change for the first time via a live web
feed.

A spokesman said: 'Factors influencing the latest Doomsday Clock change
include international negotiations on nuclear disarmament and
nonproliferation, expansion of civilian nuclear power, the possibilities
of nuclear terrorism, and climate change.'

Just last month environmentalists criticised the Copenhagen Climate Change
Conference, after leaders failed to reach any real consensus.

To watch the clock be altered go to the 'Turn Back The Clock' website
http://www.turnbacktheclock.org./


Read mo
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencete...#ixzz0cZIx8Bx8



Does it tell us when to plant??????

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Old 14-01-2010, 12:24 PM posted to aus.gardens
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No only when to stop planting!

On 14/01/2010 8:38 PM, SG1 wrote:
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The Doomsday clock....

It was created by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists in 1947, two years
after the U.S dropped the first atomic bombs on Japan in World War II. It
was originally set at seven minutes to midnight.

The clock has been altered 18 times since then by the Bulletin's
scientific board. This now includes Professor Stephen Hawking and 18 other
Nobel laureates.

The latest recorded time was two minutes to midnight in 1953 as the Cold
War heated up between the U.S and Soviet Union.

In 2007 it was wound on to five minutes to midnight, to reflect the
failure to solve problems posed by nuclear weapons.

Today the public can watch the change for the first time via a live web
feed.

A spokesman said: 'Factors influencing the latest Doomsday Clock change
include international negotiations on nuclear disarmament and
nonproliferation, expansion of civilian nuclear power, the possibilities
of nuclear terrorism, and climate change.'

Just last month environmentalists criticised the Copenhagen Climate Change
Conference, after leaders failed to reach any real consensus.

To watch the clock be altered go to the 'Turn Back The Clock' website
http://www.turnbacktheclock.org./


Read mo
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencete...#ixzz0cZIx8Bx8


Does it tell us when to plant??????


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Lawrence Krauss, co-chair of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists Board 14
Jan 2010 http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8460324.stm 'Doomsday
Clock' moves back http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8460324.stm
The Doomsday Clock, a barometer of nuclear danger for 55 years, moves
one minute further away from midnight.
We are safe for now!


On 14/01/2010 8:38 PM, SG1 wrote:
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The Doomsday clock....

It was created by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists in 1947, two years
after the U.S dropped the first atomic bombs on Japan in World War II. It
was originally set at seven minutes to midnight.

The clock has been altered 18 times since then by the Bulletin's
scientific board. This now includes Professor Stephen Hawking and 18 other
Nobel laureates.

The latest recorded time was two minutes to midnight in 1953 as the Cold
War heated up between the U.S and Soviet Union.

In 2007 it was wound on to five minutes to midnight, to reflect the
failure to solve problems posed by nuclear weapons.

Today the public can watch the change for the first time via a live web
feed.

A spokesman said: 'Factors influencing the latest Doomsday Clock change
include international negotiations on nuclear disarmament and
nonproliferation, expansion of civilian nuclear power, the possibilities
of nuclear terrorism, and climate change.'

Just last month environmentalists criticised the Copenhagen Climate Change
Conference, after leaders failed to reach any real consensus.

To watch the clock be altered go to the 'Turn Back The Clock' website
http://www.turnbacktheclock.org./


Read mo
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencete...#ixzz0cZIx8Bx8


Does it tell us when to plant??????


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