Opinion: 10 reasons you don’t hear the Doomsday Clock ticking
By Paul B. Farrell
30 January, 2015
We’re numb, ignoring what amounts to 400,000 nuclear bombs a day
The Doomsday Clock was just reset: It’s now “Three Minutes to Midnight,” warns the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists. It’s loud ticking is a grim reminder, as Joe Romm put it on ClimateProgress, that “Earth’s rate of global warming is 400,000 Hiroshima bombs a day.” Yes, a civilization-ender, and yet, Gallup polls dismiss the warning — the public doesn’t consider climate change a major national priority.