Doomsday Clock Seconds to Midnight ⏳

11 04 2022

Back in January –
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists:
It is 100 seconds to midnight – 2022 Doomsday Clock Statement

“US relations with Russia and China remain tense, with all three countries engaged in an array of nuclear modernization and expansion efforts—including China’s apparent large-scale program to increase its deployment of silo-based long-range nuclear missiles; the push by Russia, China, and the United States to develop hypersonic missiles; and the continued testing of anti-satellite weapons by many nations. If not restrained, these efforts could mark the start of a dangerous new nuclear arms race.

Daily Mail [UK] –
China accelerates work on more than one HUNDRED missile silos that could house nuclear weapons capable of reaching U.S. soil: Leaders see buildup as way to deter America from intervening in conflict over Taiwan

AP – Nearly half of Americans concerned about nuclear war amid Russia-Ukraine invasion

The Fate of the Earth by Jonathan Schell

Nuclear war: No ‘survivors’


Earlier Post Suddenly




North Korea at it again . . . (updated)

23 01 2013

Irate North Korea Suggests New Nuke Test Is Coming

And there’s no possibility of denuclearization talks

By Evann Gastaldo

(Newser) – The UN Security Council unanimously passed a resolution yesterday expanding sanctions against North Korea as punishment for its December rocket launch, and Pyongyang did not take the news lying down. It responded angrily today by promising to strengthen its nuclear weapons program and suggesting it would carry out a third nuclear test: “There can be talks for peace and stability of the Korean Peninsula and the region in the future, but no talks for the denuclearization of the peninsula,” it said in a statement, adding that it will take “physical counteraction.” Analysts say that most likely means another test, the New York Times reports. South Korea has increased monitoring of the North Korean test site since the declaration, Yonhap News reports. . . . (more)

Update, Jan. 24

North Korea threatens new nuclear test ‘aimed’ at US

Christian Scientist Monitor

Two days after the United Nations condemned North Korea with further sanctions for its December rocket launch,the secretive country vowed to respond with a nuclear weapons test aimed at its “enemy,” the United States. . . .

Today, however, North Korea’s tune seemed to change. “We are not disguising the fact that the various satellites and long-range rockets that we will fire and the high-level nuclear test we will carry out are targeted at the United States,” North Korea’s National Defense Commission said, Reuters reports, citing the state news agency KCNA.”

Update, Jan. 26

North Korea threatens war with South over U.N. sanctions

In a third straight day of fiery rhetoric, the North directed its verbal onslaught at its neighbor on Friday, saying: “‘Sanctions’ mean a war and a declaration of war against us.”

The reclusive North this week declared a boycott of all dialogue aimed at ending its nuclear program and vowed to conduct more rocket and nuclear tests after the U.N. Security Council censured it for a December long-range missile launch. . . .

Satellite images reveal North Korea ready for nuclear test

WASHINGTON –  North Korea could be almost ready to carry out its threat to conduct a nuclear test, a U.S. research institute said, pointing to recent satellite photos.”

China is fed up with Kim Il Jr. and says so.

Before all this N. Korea news –

Doomsday Clock remains at five minutes to midnight

Boys! Boys! Boys! Boys! Boys! Now, stop that, and come inside!