Richard Somerville

Richard Somerville Discusses the Doomsday Clock

In January 2015, the iconic Doomsday Clock moved two minutes closer to midnight. What does that mean? According to the esteemed Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, the world is that much closer to catastrophe. Should we be worried? To explain, is the man who virtually moved the hand himself, climate scientist Richard Somerville.

On doomsday time

For our readers who may have missed the memo, I should probably just come out with it.  I’m afraid we’re only three minutes from global catastrophe – or at least, according to the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.  Instituted by the creators of the atom bomb, the Bulletin has long been a forum for discussing […]