(ORDO NEWS) — Humanity is too close to self-destruction. Jack Heinemann, a geneticist and biologist from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand, stated this with confidence.
At the same time, the reason can be called not only nuclear bombs, which led to the creation of a special Doomsday Clock. A catastrophe can happen due to the fact that the climate is rapidly changing, and the technological process will also affect humanity.
The Doomsday Clock was created back in 1947 as a warning that nuclear weapons could cause the destruction of all mankind, and not just affect the victory of any one particular side.
Despite the fact that such weapons can cause a disaster, there are other, equally important factors that can provoke the death of people. Heinemann says that the Doomsday Clock measures the approach of all this.
Chemicals, as well as a variety of toxic waste, pose a huge threat. Only in the United States you can find a huge number of landfills for toxic waste. Approximately 1700 pieces are considered the most dangerous of them, so they need to be cleaned as soon as possible.
These places are destroyed under the influence of frequent hurricanes, climate change, floods. Chemicals in large quantities enter the water, atmosphere and soil. If all this is not stopped, many lands will become unsuitable for life, and people will begin to wage a fierce struggle for fresh water.
Genetic engineering is also considered dangerous, which involves changing the genes of insects, plants and animals. Of course, gene editing initially assumed only noble goals, but as a result, it could lead to the appearance of some kind of biorobots.
It is also worth paying attention to the rapid climate change, which most of all affects humanity. At the same time, the above factors cause the weather around the planet to lead to floods, droughts and fires, hurricanes and other natural phenomena.
In 1947, when the Doomsday Clock was created, people were threatened only by nuclear weapons. Today, the situation has become more dangerous.
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