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Just after World War Two, and because of the use of the atomic bomb during that war, a group of concerned scientists started something called the Doomsday Clock because they thought quite rightly that the human race had just uncovered the technology that could end all life on this planet as we know it. And they put the clock at about 20 minutes to midnight - an analog to when the world would end. Over the years since the inception of the Doomsday Clock, these concerned scientists have moved the hand back and forth based on world events. During the so-called Cold War with the Soviet Union, they moved the minute hand forward to six minutes before midnight, because we came very close to World War Three, where hundreds of thousands of missiles would have filled the skies with the most deadly cargo ever - hydrogen bombs, each of them 100 times more powerful than the first atomic bombs this country dropped on Japan to end World War Two. This war would have annihilated everything - causing a climate change that this planet has never seen before and would never see again and bringing with it the extinction of all or most life forms on this planet. In 2015 the group of concerned scientists have been forced to move the Doomsday Clock's minute hand forward again to just three minutes before midnight - this because the Cold War with Russia is back on, but this time with a vengeance, and because of our current global industrialization, which has caused the greatest amount of climate change the world has ever seen and, if left to continue, will cause even more. All life on this planet is threatened as never before - including our own species, which has taken over five billion years to evolve this far. This is an experiment because it contains everything you must do to avert the worst disaster in history and set the minute hand of the Doomsday Clock back far enough so that we may never have to be concerned with it again. The choice is yours. This is your test.
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