Peter Olson, Goonengerry.
Late for work? Stuck in the traffic jam coming into Byron? Then please consider the only time that really matters: the time shown on the Doomsday Clock.
2010: six minutes to Midnight, 2012: five minutes, 2015: three minutes, 2017: two and a half minutes, 2018: two minutes to Midnight; at Midnight there is a big bang and lots of fireworks, but no party.
Wars don’t work anymore because the ultimate war will kill everyone on both sides. Even a very limited war between India and Pakistan is now believed to result in a nuclear winter that kills billions globally.
But wars make a lot of money and can secure the very valuable crude oil reserves of other countries, like Iraq, Libya, Syria and Iran.
What is the point of getting the crude oil we want, through wars, if we eventually eliminate our own species in the process?