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10 Sep 2018

Time’s almost up

Posted by Michael Keating

People are more worried than ever about the fate of the planet according to the 27th annual survey by the Asahi Glass Foundation in Japan. It publishes an Environmental Doomsday Clock based on a “Questionnaire on Environmental Problems and the Survival of Humankind.” The responses are recorded as how much time we have left to fix environmental crises. This year the foundation got 1,866 responses from people in 139 countries. On average, people felt we at 9:47pm, with not much time to save the planet. The greatest concern was from people in North America and western Europe, while the lowest concern was in eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. The Environmental Doomsday Clock is modeled on the Doomsday Clock created by the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists in 1947 to represent the threat of nuclear war to human survival.

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