there is a doomsday clock at the university of chicago that was initially set up 60 years ago to assess the threat facing the human race as determined by a board of the bulletin of the atomic scientists. for the first time in five years, the minute hand moved 2 minutes closer to the ultimate.... midnight.
us humans have increasingly threatened our own existence... the current main hazards being (1) nuclear weapon proliferation and (2) global warming.
the movement of the doomsday clock's hand was a "measurable indicator of how bad things are. If some of the world's smartest scientists are saying we are now closer to doomsday, it should focus attention on both the problems, and the urgency of finding solutions," says american non-proliferation expert Joseph Cirincione.
the bush administration "came in determined to make a radical change and they made it. It was a complete disaster. Every member of what they call the `axis of evil' is a greater threat now than it was before they came to power. They thought they could use the blunt instrument of military might to overthrow evil regimes. But instead of intimidating countries, they made things worse."
and then there's global warming... in my opinion the best thing that we a human beings can do it to start conserving.... conserve materials and energy!! reduce the amount of waste we produce as individual people. dont throw things away that can be reused or recycled. turn lights off in a room when you leave. use public transportation or ride a bike.... it's healthier for each of us and our earth!!
here's a list of things that the EPA recommends each of us can do on a daily basis:
what you can do!
it's up to us at this point and every little thing we do counts!