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The Doomsday Clock- Ticking Away the Minutes Until the Apocalypse

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The Doomsday Clock- Ticking Away the Minutes Until the Apocalypse

Lilliana Wald, Journalist

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Our world is kinda in chaos right now. Global climate change, the election, and the tense relationship with Russia have us all on the edge of our seats. And the scientists are warning us that if we don’t change something soon, the world will end, and that time is approaching us fast. Cue the Doomsday Clock, which is now at 2 minutes until midnight.

 

A lot of you readers may be asking, what the heck is the Doomsday Clock? Some sort of device that tells you when “doomsday” is coming? And to that, I say not exactly. The Doomsday Clock is not actually technically a clock. It is a metaphorical clock that shows you how far you are from midnight, or the end of the world. The “clock” does not tick, and it does not actually tell time. Being two minutes to midnight  does not actually mean that we are two minutes away from the end of the world, it merely means that if we don’t change our actions soon, we are going to be in extreme danger. Being two minutes away from midnight not only means that the apocalypse is coming, it is also the closest it’s been since the height of the Cold War, when the Soviet Union and the US were threatening to launch nuclear missiles at each other. If that doesn’t tell you anything about what the state of the world is at right now, I don’t know what will.

 

The bottom line is, we need to do something. Even if you don’t believe in climate change (even though there is so much evidence to support that), you have to admit that if we are this close to midnight, we are doing something wrong.

 

People have been trying to change, however. The Paris Agreement was signed, people are fighting back against the government which doesn’t support the reduction of fossil fuels, and a lot of other things are being done to help the world. All we need is a big change *ahem* in the government, and we’ll be able to set the clock back a few minutes.

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Lilliana Wald, Editorial Crew

Hi! My name is Lilliana Wald, and I am part of the editorial staff and the author of the School Art article  here at the Paw Press Newspaper! I am in...

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2 Responses to “The Doomsday Clock- Ticking Away the Minutes Until the Apocalypse”

  1. William Souza-Ponce on December 14th, 2018 2:57 pm

    Wow. That is very scary

  2. Alexa Hendrix on December 18th, 2018 2:32 pm

    YES QUEEN!

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