There is a doomsday clock? I can’t believe I never heard about a real life doomsday clock until I saw it on yahoo. What a very scary and terrible idea, something to keep us sitting on the edge of our seat just after we survived the Mayan apocalypse thanks to the jello corporation.
The jello corporation sacrificed a bunch of their very tasty jello pudding snacks at one of the Mayan alters to appease the gods. What a great commercial that was. Anyway the doomsday cloak is telling us that the world might end in 2013 from anything from nuclear disaster, viruses, alien invasion. Basically anything that can send all of us to our doom.
But what is this doomsday clock? The clock was born in 1947 or at least that is when it was maintained according to wiki by the directors of the atomic scientist over at the good old university of Chicago. In January 2012 it was set 5 minutes to midnight making a big buzz over the web. When the doomsday clock hits midnight then an apocalyptic event is supposed to occur.
A Doomsday Clock Video
I put a nice little 2 videos below on the doomsday clock enjoy.
How Many Times Has The Doomsday Clock Moved
The clock has moved only 20 times since 1947. Bellow I will put all the times the doomsday clock has moved and why.
In 1949 the doomsday clock moved to 11:57 3 minutes away from 12:00. The soviet union test fires there first nuclear weapon the world was on the brink of destruction.
In 953 it was at 11:58 when the United States and the Soviet Union were testing thermonuclear devices.
In 1960 it went down 5 points 11:53. That is when the world had a better understanding of what a nuclear winter would look like, and the cold war was heating up.
1963 the doomsday clock went down another 5 points to 11:48. This is when the United States and Russians sign the test ban treaty limiting nuclear test. A little bit of cooperation from both sides there, well done.
1968 the doomsday clock went up to 11:53 as the Vietnam war intensified and also the Indo-Pakistani war was raging, France and China were not cooperating as they would not sign the test ban nuclear testing treaty. Basically the world was looking pretty bad according to the University of Chicago doomsday clock scientist.
1969 we go down 3 to 11:50 most of the world sign the nuclear non proliferation treaty and half of the United States became hippies, peace and love was in the air.
1972 down again to 11:48 the USA and Soviets sign the SALT I and also the anti-ballistic missile treaty, so that’s good.
1974 back up to 11:51 India are now testing a nuclear device called the smiling Buddha. (I personally don’t think Buddha would be smiling)
1980 we went to 11:53 the Soviet and Afghan war is in effect, and the Soviet And USA cold war escalates.
1981 we get to 11:56 o no the doomsday clock is getting close to 12:00 The Soviet’s pretty much know were helping the Afghans as Russia is starting to lose. Nuclear war looks close at hand.
1984 up to 11:57 the arms race between Russia and the United States is going strong.
1988 we go down 3 to 11:54 as United States And Soviet Union sign a treaty to end intermediate range nuclear forces making the two super powers relations improve.
1990 we go down to 11:50 negative 4 things are looking better in the world, the fall of the berlin wall has occurred.
1991 an amazing 7 point drop on the doomsday clock we go way down to 11:43 as the soviet Union and US sign another treaty, the strategic arms reduction. Keep in mind this is the lowest the cloak has ever been, things are looking up.
1995 goes up to 11:46 the united states military spending goes back up to cold war levels. No surprise there us Americans love to spend our tax money on weapons.
1998 another plus 5 goes up to 11:51 India and Pakistan test nuclear weapons showing their powers to each other. And US and Russia run into trouble reducing their stock piles from the cold war arms race. ( that’s when Nichols’s Cage in lord of war comes in, he has no problem selling the Russian weapons in Africa with America secretly behind him. What a good move that was lord of war a must watch.
The Doomsday Clock Is Real
2002 doomsday clock goes up plus two more points to 11:53 as there is very little progress on global nuclear disarmament.
2007 11:55 2 more points added as North Korea is testing nuclear weapons, Iran is seeking nuclear weapons. The world is looking grim. And also the big financial crisis is under way.
2010 down to 1 to 11:54 worldwide cooperation to reduce nuclear weapons. A reduction in nuclear weapons treaty signed with Russia and America.
last but not least 2012 it goes back to 11:55 as it seems were not doing very good at reducing are stockpile of weapons and the Mayan apocalypse is getting closer and closer to December 21 2012.
- More Information on doomsday clock can be found over here on wiki What is the doomsday clock