We're all going to die! Just not as soon as we had imagined. The good news is that the folks at the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists have moved the hands of their Doomsday Clock one minute back from midnight, to six minutes before the hour. The bad news is that they've added something else to their fretting besides atomic Armageddon:
For the first time since atomic bombs were dropped in 1945, leaders of nuclear weapons states are cooperating to vastly reduce their arsenals and secure all nuclear bomb-making material. And for the first time ever, industrialized and developing countries alike are pledging to limit climate-changing gas emissions that could render our planet nearly uninhabitable.
That's right, now it's a race to see whether nuclear winter or global warming snuffs out humankind first. Geez, guys, get a hobby and calm down, OK?
Today's lousy pun: Maybe that guy with the nervous look doesn't have a suitcase nuclear bomb, but just in case,