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“Doomsday Clock” Scientists Say We’re Still Too Close to the Apocalypse

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WASHINGTON -- Most clocks may be tickin' away today, but one took the day off.

We're talking about the metaphorical "Doomsday Clock" - the one the world's leading scientists use to indicate how close they think we are to, you know, the end of the world.

That clock stood still Tuesday, when the Bulletin of the Atomic Sciences made its annual announcement.  We're still at "three minutes to midnight," just like we were this time last year.

Hey, at least a year of flooding, earthquakes, and tornadoes around DFW hasn't brought us any closer to the edge, right?

The science folks looked at a bunch of scary charts about climate change and nuclear arms, and the political climate, from Russia to North Korea, and decided that, well, we're about where we were last year.

But just because the clock's not moving doesn't mean these folks aren't ticked off.

After all, it's still as close to midnight as it's been since 1953.

"We gotta wake up," California governor Jerry Brown said during the press conference.  "We gotta face the apocalypse, and prevent it."

Sounds like we humans have our work cut out for us.

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