“There’s something about the sound of a mothers scream, you just never forget.” That was a comment from actress Ellen Moore when interviewed about her role in a recently released documentary about the 1982 movie The Day After, a spellbinder that had over a hundred million Americans glued to their TV sets, watching how a nuclear bomb devastated a rural community in Lawrence, Kansas.
By Karl Grossman, Independent Australia, 31 January 2024
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Nuclear experts are warning that we are dangerously close to annihilation as wars escalate around the world, writes Karl Grossman.
THE “DOOMSDAY CLOCK” of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists was kept at 90 seconds to midnight this week — the closest to midnight that the clock has been set since it was created in 1947. Midnight is defined by the Bulletin as “nuclear annihilation”.
The hands of the clock were initially moved forward to 90 seconds to midnight last year. In moving the clock forward in 2023, the Bulletin, founded by Albert Einstein and scientists who helped... read more