Mr. Peter Weiss, interviewed for Pinky Show episode 061211-01 (What is a Crime Against Humanity?) sent us this memo:
The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists (BAS) will move the minute hand of the "Doomsday Clock" on January 17, 2007... the first such change to the Clock since February 2002. The major new step reflects growing concerns about a "Second Nuclear Age" marked by grave threats, including: nuclear ambitions in Iran and North Korea, unsecured nuclear materials in Russia and elsewhere, the continuing "launch-ready" status of 2,000 of the 25,000 nuclear weapons held by the U.S. and Russia, escalating terrorism, and new pressure from climate change for expanded civilian nuclear power that could increase proliferation risks.
I didn't know what the Doomsday Clock was, I had to go look it up. Now I can't stop thinking about it. I'm trying to schedule an interview with John Burroughs of the Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy, I have some questions about nuclear weapons and stuff to want to ask him about.