Forget about "5 Minutes to Midnight" we are now inches away to Global Disaster according to Leon Panetta, US Secretary of Defense...
After the failed rocket launch by North Korea, He change the measurement from time to distance when he said: “We’re within an inch of war almost every day in that part of the world, and we just have to be very careful about what we say and what we do,” Panetta said on CNN’s “The Situation Room.”Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists at the University of Chicago.
The Doomsday Clock is a symbolic clock face, maintained since 1947. The closer the clock is to midnight, the closer the world is estimated to be to global disaster. The most recent officially-announced setting — five minutes to midnight (11:55pm) — was made on 10 January 2012.
The clock had been adjusted 20 times since its inception in 1947 reflecting on international events dangerous to mankind when it was set 7 minutes to midnight (11:53pm). Originally, the clock analogy represented the threat of global nuclear war; however, since 2007 it has also reflected climate-changing technologies and "new developments in the life sciences that could inflict irrevocable harm."
The picture at the upper left is the June 1947 issue of the magazine designed by Martyl Langsdorf (wife of Manhattan Project research associate and Szilárd petition signatory Alexander Langsdorf, Jr.) when she was asked by Hyman Goldsmith the magazine co-founder.
Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains. -- Matthew 24:7-8