Inside the Two Minute Doomsday Warning Jan. 31, 2020 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet

     2020 Doomsday Clock         


Inside the two minute warning

      On January 23, 2020, the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, whose Board of Sponsors includes 13 Nobel Laureates moved the hands of its famous Doomsday Clock to  100 seconds to midnight.  It’s the  closest the hands have ever been to Doomsday since the clock was created in 1947.                       

      The Bulletin says “humanity continues to face two simultaneous existential dangers—nuclear war and climate change—that are compounded by a threat multiplier, cyber-enabled information warfare, that undercuts society’s ability to respond. The international security situation is dire, not just because these threats exist, but because world leaders have allowed the international political infrastructure for managing them to erode.

      “In the nuclear realm, national leaders have ended or undermined several major arms control treaties and negotiations during the last year, creating an environment conducive to a renewed nuclear arms race, to the proliferation of nuclear weapons, and to lowered barriers to nuclear war. Political conflicts regarding nuclear programs in Iran and North Korea remain unresolved and are, if anything, worsening. US-Russia cooperation on arms control and disarmament is all but nonexistent.

      “Public awareness of the climate crisis grew over the course of 2019, largely because of mass protests by young people around the world. Just the same, governmental action on climate change still falls far short of meeting the challenge at hand. At UN climate meetings last year, national delegates made fine speeches but put forward few concrete plans to further limit the carbon dioxide emissions that are disrupting Earth’s climate. This limited political response came during a year when the effects of manmade climate change were manifested by one of the warmest years on record, extensive wildfires, and quicker-than-expected melting of glacial ice. .. “

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The World Needs to Respond Now!

Before it’s too late!

Prevent Nuclear & Climate Global Catastrophe!

1. Mourn all victims of violence. 2. Reject war as a solution. 3. Defend civil liberties.
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5. Seek peace through peaceful means and work for justice in Hawai`i and around the world.

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