It is now two and a half minutes to midnight

[Note: This item comes from friend Ed DeWath. DLH]

From: Edward DeWath <dewath@prodigy.net>
Subject: PRESS RELEASE: It is now two and a half minutes to midnight
Date: January 26, 2017 at 12:21:14 PM EST
To: Dewayne Hendricks <dewayne@warpspeed.com>

PRESS RELEASE
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
http://thebulletin.org/press-release/it-now-two-and-half-minutes-midnight10432

01/25/2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 26, 2017 – It is now two and a half minutes to midnight. For the first time in the 70-year history of the Doomsday Clock, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists’ Science and Security Board has moved the hands of the iconic clock 30 seconds closer to midnight. In another first, the Board has decided to act, in part, based on the words of a single person: Donald Trump, the new President of the United States.

The decision to move the hands of the Doomsday Clock is made by the Science and Security Board of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists in consultation with the Bulletin’s Board of Sponsors, which includes 15 Nobel Laureates. The Science and Security Board’s full statement about the Clock is available online: <http://thebulletin.org/sites/default/files/Final%202017%20Clock%20Statement.pdf&gt;

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