2007-01-18

i wonder if anyone is rally paying attention

Nuclear, climate perils push Doomsday Clock ahead - Yahoo! News

They pointed to North Korea's first nuclear test, Iran's nuclear ambitions, U.S. flirtation with "bunker buster" nuclear bombs, the continued presence of 26,000 American and Russian nuclear weapons and inadequate security for nuclear materials. But the scientists also said destruction of human habitats wreaked by climate change brought on by human activities is a growing danger. "Global warming poses a dire threat to human civilization that is second only to nuclear weapons," they said.


i'd like to think that we've made progress since the cold war fears of the 1950s and 60s. but maybe not. is this a case of bad 'shared memory?' have we really forgotten how bad it could become?

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