It's the 21st century and it seems like humanity has everything going for it. Space-age technology, groundbreaking medical sciences, and the all of humanity's combined knowledge at our fingertips, I suppose it only makes sense that humanity's aspirations will continue to grow and look towards the stars.
Global temperatures are rising and the USA has withdrawn from the Paris Accord, political tensions are at an all time high and the UK has set about a chain of events destined to dismantle the EU, the Doomsday Clock is firmly stuck at two minutes to midnight at a time where there have never been more nuclear weapons on earth, and CO2 levels are the highest they've been in over 400,000 years...
Since 1947 the Doomsday Clock has served as a symbolic representation of the likelihood of a man-made global catastrophe. For the last two years it remained at two minutes to midnight, the highest since 1953-59 and the height of the Cold War. Is humanity really once again on the brink of armageddon or is there a more rational explanation for this shocking doomsaying?
The Withdrawal Agreement was voted down on January 15, 2019 in the House of Commons by a record margin of 202 to 432, the largest defeat in Parliamentary history. Following this, a no confidence motion tabled by leader of the opposition Jeremy Corbyn failed to unseat Prime Minister Theresa May by a narrow margin of 325 to 306 against, securing (for now) the Conservative Party as the leading force in Parliament for the negotiation of Britain’s exit from the European Union.