Dooms Day Clock

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It is crystal clear that humans on earth are the main cause of the doomsday clock nearing the final strike of midnight. It is believed that Climate Change and Nuclear Weapons have pushed the clock closer and it now stands at two-and-a-half minutes to Midnight according to The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists. It has been pushed closer by means of the human race being greedy and obsessed with money. Climate Change plays a major role in the count down to midnight on the doomsday clock because for new innovations and technology to come about, the very earth we live on has to withstand and fight many impurities. As technology increases and becomes a way of life, more and more pollution is produced into atmosphere, thus creating a climate change.…show more content…
As countries become more aware of nuclear weapons and warfare, this poses a great threat on the world. Nuclear Weapons are the most dangerous weapons on earth. “One can destroy a whole city, potentially killing millions and jeopardizing the natural environment and lives of future generations through its long-term catastrophic effects.”(3.) We can clearly see the effects of nuclear warfare from the statistics in the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. “It is not unlikely that the estimates of killed and wounded in Hiroshima(150,000) and Nagasaki(75,000) are over conservative.” (4.) The effects of using one these weapons are truly catastrophic, “…temperatures of tens of millions of degrees develop in the immediate area of a nuclear detonation.”(5.) These temperatures vaporize anything and everything in the area of 1.2kms from the impact of the weapon. “The vaporized debris, contaminated by radioactivity, falls over a vast area after the explosion subsides - creating a radioactive deadly fallout with long-term effects.”(5.) The destruction that can be caused by these weapons as mentioned above, is without a doubt pushing the doomsday clock closer to midnight. Many countries contain, active nuclear warheads to this day, and with so much hatred and greed in todays world, we will never know if preparations are being made, to use one of these deadly weapons on each
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