According to scientists and security experts, risks such as advances including the Covid-19 vaccine and an increasing trend of false information will make the Doomsday Clock from 100 seconds to midnight, with measurements in 2019. It has not changed since then.
The Doomsday Clock, where science and security guru judges the dangers to human existence, lasts from 100 seconds to midnight this year, with advances such as the COVID-19 vaccine and rising false alarms and other threats. Is balanced.
President Rachel Bronson of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists declared on Thursday that the world is less secure than it was two years ago when the hands of the clock moved to their current positions.
“In order to avoid existing catastrophes that would diminish what humanity has never seen, state leaders counter disinformation, pay attention to science, and work together. You have to do a much better job, “she told reporters on the 75th anniversary of the first announcement of the watch. ..
The fact that it is not approaching midnight does not mean that the threat is stable, the group said in a full statement.
“On the contrary, the world is stuck in a very dangerous moment, so the clock remains the closest ever to the apocalypse that ends civilization.”
Bulletin was founded in 1945 by Albert Einstein, J. Robert Oppenheimer, and other scientists who worked on the Manhattan Project, which produced the first nuclear weapons.
The idea of a watch, which symbolizes the global vulnerability to catastrophe, continued in 1947.
The time is set by the board of directors of the organization with the support of the board of sponsors, including 11 Nobel laureates.
In that statement, the newsletter referred to hopeful progress in early 2021, including the renewal of the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty between the United States and Russia.
However, recently, international tensions, including Ukraine, are approaching ominous. Meanwhile, the United States, Russia and China continue to march to develop hypersonic weapons.
Good word, but there are few climate change measures
Meanwhile, Bretin said no country is immune to the threat of democracy. “As the riots at the US Capitol on January 6, 2021 showed.”
More than 10% of those charged with riot-related crimes were active or retired military personnel, emphasizing military extremism.In terms of climate, Glasgow’s COP26 showed positive rhetoric, but relatively little action.Encouragingly, some countries have announced a net zero carbon dioxide target by 2050, but to reach that goal is an immediate sale from fossil fuels, investment in renewable energy and infrastructure. Requires upgrades, land use and shifts in agricultural practices.Raymond Pierre Hamburg, a professor of physics at Oxford University, said:“In North America, fires, droughts and floods have occurred all over the world, but this is just one example of non-zero carbon dioxide emissions.”While COVID-19 has received worldwide scientific attention, governments need to be prepared for other biological threats, from weapons programs to increased antibiotic resistance.Bulletin specifically emphasized that disinformation, many of which was stimulated by high-ranking politicians, undermines confidence in science and handicap the world’s ability to tackle the challenge.“A […]