Hands of the "Doomsday Clock" to be moved in New York City and seen live on web for first time ever
"The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (BAS) will move the minute hand of its famous "Doomsday Clock" at 10 a.m. EST/1500 GMT on January 14, 2010 in New York City. For the first time ever, the event will be opened up to the general public via a live Web feed at http://www.TurnBackTheClock.org."
"The last time the Doomsday Clock minute hand moved was in January 2007, when the Clock's minute hand was pushed forward by two minutes from seven to five minutes before midnight. The precise time to be shown on the updated Doomsday Clock will not be announced until the live news conference in New York City takes place on January 14, 2010. Factors influencing the latest Doomsday Clock change include international negotiations on nuclear disarmament and nonproliferation, expansion of civilian nuclear power, the possibilities of nuclear terrorism, and climate change."
Doomsday Clock adjustment in 2007, as reported by Bloomberg: "For almost five years the symbolic doomsday clock has stood at where it began in 1947--seven minutes until midnight. But the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, which controls the clock, decided to advance the minute hand to five minutes before midnight, reflecting the nuclear threat posed by Iran and North Korea, unsecured nuclear weapons in the former Soviet Union and the threat to our security from climate change."
"The clock, which has been changed only 17 times in 60 years, has fluctuated between two and 17 minutes to midnight." And in 2010 it will creep the closest to midnight it ever has been.
"The Doomsday Clock conveys how close humanity is to catastrophic destruction--the figurative midnight--and monitors the means humankind could use to obliterate itself. First and foremost, these include nuclear weapons, but they also encompass climate-changing technologies and new developments in the life sciences that could inflict irrevocable harm."
Mathew 25:6 “And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh! Go ye out to meet him!” Not that there is any correlation between the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists assessment of doomsday's nearness and God's, but it is of interest that so many people are feeling imminence of the birth of something. We are all His creation and we all feel, to varying degrees, His presence. Is it nearly midnight? Many Christians think so. My prayer is that when the actual Midnight of God's timing comes and the Second Coming occurs, you will be among the many who have already met Him in the air instead of being here, looking at the hands of a man-made doomsday clock on earth's wasteland, hoping for death.