Saturday, September 27, 2014
DOOMSDAY CLOCK Moves
Barry, My Liege:
While there is a positive event which may serve to delay the DOOMSDAY event, several other events are more negative.
On balance, Humanity lost at least one more year and is now forecast to go extinct in 2146.
The positive event was the citizen march of about 300,000 people in New York together with similar demonstrations around the world; political pressure from masses of citizens is perhaps the most effective lobbying tool available. All marchers demanded political action on global warming. http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/9/21/climate-march-nyc.html
A negative event was the United States declaring war on ISIL. This is an indication that Muslim fundamentalism is gaining ground. There are many radical, barbaric Islamic organizations around the world : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_designated_terrorist_organizations
A second negative event is that Ebola has escaped from the areas of its origination and threatens to infect as many as one million people. The CDC predicts 1.4 million people will be infected : http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/cdc-ebola-could-infect-14-million-in-west-africa-by-end-of-january-if-trends-continue/2014/09/23/fc260920-4317-11e4-9a15-137aa0153527_story.html
It will probably move from Africa soon. The following article explores the control question but is out of date since it was published on September 3, 2014 : http://dailydigestnews.com/2014/09/window-is-closing-on-containing-ebola-cdc-says/
Additionally, several very unpleasant viruses have migrated to Central and South America; read about dengue fever here : http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/05/31/3443533/dengue-latin-america/
Your faithful servant,