Stopping the Clock
The Boston Globe
January 19, 2012
Op-ed by: Juliette Kayyem, lecturer in public policy with the Belfer Center and member of the Belfer Center Board of Directors
“IF A doomsday clock chimes in an obscure science journal does it make a sound?
The board of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists last week announced in its magazine it had moved its notorious Doomsday Clock one minute closer to, well, doomsday. It’s now 11:55, up (or down) from 2010’s more optimistic 11:54. But the fact we are now 60 seconds closer to midnight — that is, to oblivion — barely registered a notice. And that’s a shame.”