For the record, we’re opposed to global thermonuclear war, but the “Doomsday Clock” has always been a bit of a joke, like calling Bill Nye a scientist. With only 12 years until the globe is rendered uninhabitable by climate change, you’d think they would have moved the minute hand on the clock right up against the 12, but Derek Johnson, executive director of anti-nuke organization Global Zero, says it’s the nuclear weapons, stupid.

It is literally a prop.

But they pose in white lab coats standing next to it so it seems more scientific.