Most preppers know about the “Doomsday Clock,” the metaphorical clock for the likelihood of a man-made global catastrophe. The closer to midnight, the more likely something bad is going to happen. This is a project managed by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (BAS).
As of January 25, 2018, the clock has been adjusted to “Two minutes to midnight.” This is the lowest point it has ever been, only having gotten so low in 1952 when the U.S. first tested the hydrogen bomb.
The BAS attributed this to a number of things:
- Inaction by world leaders
- advancements in weapons programs in North Korea
- Tensions between the United States and Russia
- Tensions over the South China Sea
- Increased Nuclear weapon caches in Pakistan and India
- Uncertainty over US support of an Iranian nuclear deal
“To call the world nuclear situation dire is to understate the danger—and its immediacy.”
The article goes on further to discuss environmental conditions and other influences.
In an ideal world, preppers would never need to utilize the skills and abilities they’ve accumulated. But so far, this is a good year to be a prepper.