Doomsday Scenarios

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When the Soviet Union developed nuclear weapons, the magazine Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists created the Doomsday Clock.  As the prospect of nuclear war gets more likely, the minute hand gets closer to midnight.  In January, when this program first aired, the hand was moved from seven minutes until midnight to five—the closest it's been since the Cold War.  But there's a new twist: global warming has been added as an imminent threat to human kind. 

Credits

Guests:
Kennette Benedict - Executive Director, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Gregory Stock - Associate Director, UC Berkeley's Center of Life Science Studies, Marc Siegel - internist and professor, Moisés Naím - Carnegie Endowment for International Peace / The Atlantic - @moisesnaim

Host:
Warren Olney

Producer:
Karen Radziner