Saturday, January 28, 2023

Today's Time

Environmental & Science Education, STEM, Science & Society,Nature of Science, History of Science, Global Change, Climate Change, Biodiversity

Ed Hessler

You'd expect the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists to reset its famous clock this year. It has been set at 100 seconds to midnight for both 2021 and 2022.  The new time is 90 seconds before "doom's doorstep."

Reporting by NPR's Bill Chappell is headed by a dramatic picture of the quarter clock face reading "It Is 90 Seconds To Midnight."

Chappel includes some history of the clock, its use by scientists "to alert humanity to threats from within -- the perils we face from our own technologies, particularly through nuclear war, global climate change and biotechnology," the focus of the Tuesday announcement (1/25), its founding by Herr Einstein and a full video of the announcement (51 m 38 s) from the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.

We have entered another time zone.

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