'Doomsday Clock' jumps ahead by 2 minutes
7:43 AM Friday Jan 23, 2015
The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists says Earth is now closer to human-caused doomsday than it has been in more than 30 years because of global warming and nuclear weaponry. But other experts say that's much too gloomy.
The US advocacy group founded by the creators of the atomic bomb moved their famed "Doomsday Clock" ahead two minutes today. It said the world is now three minutes from a catastrophic midnight, instead of five minutes.
"This is about doomsday; this is about the end of civilisation as we know it," bulletin executive director Kennette Benedict said at a news conference in Washington.
She called both climate change and modernization of nuclear weaponry equal but undeniable threats to humanity's continued existence that triggered the 20 scientists on the board to decide to move the clock closer to midnight.
"The probability of global catastrophe is very high, and the actions needed to reduce the risks of disaster must be taken very soon," Benedict said.
We do not subscribe to this view as there will be no man made Doomsday that God will allow. God has said that he will "destroy those who would destroy the earth" Rev 11:15-18. However what is very significant here is that the increase in man made problems are a sign of the nearness of Christ's Return to this Earth. World problems are a clear sign of the nearness of Chirst's return to this Earth to Establish God's Kingdom as Promised as we read in Luke 21:25-28
And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.