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RUSSIA :: Green Clouds Spark Apocalypse Fears

Posted: April 27th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Shut the F_ck Up!, STANDOUT | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on RUSSIA :: Green Clouds Spark Apocalypse Fears

RUSSIA - Green Clouds Spark Apocalypse FearsRussian officials have spent the last 24 hours attempting to reassure Moscow residents that green-tinged clouds over the capital were not an alien invasion, but tree pollen. The clouds crept up on the Russian capital from the south in the morning and reached the centre by the afternoon, causing office workers to gawk at the suspiciously coloured sky.

“Today Muscovites felt like characters in a disaster film about an alien invasion: people living in the south-west of the city saw that the sky had been coloured green,” Russia’s weather service said on its website. The odd natural phenomenon mystically coincided with the 26th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster, which caused further speculation about the authorities withholding information :: Read the full article »»»»


Doomsday Clock Ticks Closer to Midnight

Posted: January 11th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Cankler Science News, Kiss My . . ., Science News, University of Chicago | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Doomsday Clock Ticks Closer to Midnight

Doomsday Clock Ticks Closer to MidnightThe Doomsday clock ( Wiki Below) has ticked another minute closer to midnight on the back of global uncertainty on how to deal with the threats of nuclear weapons and climate change.

“It is now five minutes to midnight,” said Allison Macfarlane, chair of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists (BAS), which created the clock in 1947 as a barometer of how close the world is to an apocalyptic end.

The last decision by the group, which includes a host of Nobel Prize-winning scientists, moved the clock a minute further away from midnight in 2010 on hopes of global nuclear cooperation and the election of US president Barack Obama. However, the latest decision pushes the clock back to the time it was at in 2007.

Increasing nuclear tensions, refusal to engage in global action on climate change, and a growing tendency to reject science when it comes to major world concerns were cited as key reasons for the latest tick on the clock.

“It is clear the change that appeared to be happening at the time is not happening, not materialising,” co-chair Lawrence Krauss said. “Faced today with the clear and present dangers of nuclear proliferation, climate change, and the continued challenge to find new and sustainable and safe sources of energy, business as usual reigns the norm among world leaders.” Read the full article »»»»