pretty evident that Washington is doing everything it can to draw
Russia into a much larger-scale military event than Russia is willing
to be pulled into,” Dr. Guy McPherson said in an interview with
Press TV on Wednesday.
said that only Russian President Vladimir Putin’s “restraint has
prevented a major escalation of military conflict.”
group of scientists, policy experts, and former officials have warned
that the world is much closer to destruction than it was at the
height of the US-Russia rivalry during the Cold War.
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists on Tuesday unveiled the latest
version of the metaphorical "Doomsday Clock" -- created in
1947 to reflect the likelihood of a global cataclysm arising from
military conflicts, nuclear weapons, climate change and new
symbolic clock remained unchanged this year-- at three minutes to
midnight, the Bulletin announced. Midnight represents an apocalyptic
disaster and end of humanity.
1991, when the threat of a nuclear catastrophe dissipated with the
end of the Cold War, the clock stood at 17 minutes to midnight. It
has been adjusted 18 times since its inception.
professor emeritus of natural resources, ecology, and evolutionary
biology at the University of Arizona, said he anticipated that “they
would move it ahead a minute or two” this year.
evidence with respect to abrupt climate change is much clearer than
it was last year. In addition, the regional military conflict in and
around Ukraine is really on the verge of going global,” the analyst
between a nuclear Armageddon on the horizon… and the increased
evidence for abrupt climate change that has arisen, I’m surprised
that the Bulletin has kept the Doomsday Clock at three minutes to
midnight,” he reiterated.
Bulletin said the US-Russia tensions, conflicts in Syria and Ukraine,
a recent nuclear test by North Korea as well as nuclear modernization
by the US and others, have offset the positive achievements of the
past year, namely the Iran nuclear accord and the Paris climate
between the United States and Russia are at their lowest point since
the end of the Cold War, largely due to the crisis in eastern Ukraine
and Russia’s air campaign in Syria.