The good news is that the hands of the Doomsday Clock didn’t move. The bad news is that it was already set to two minutes before midnight. According to the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, “Humanity now faces two simultaneous existential threats, either of which would be cause for extreme concern and immediate attention. These major threats—nuclear weapons and climate change—were exacerbated this past year by the increased use of information warfare to undermine democracy around the world, amplifying risk from these and other threats and putting the future of civilization in extraordinary danger.”

+ At least most Americans finally seem to believe that climate change is happening. And many people say “the weather they experience daily in their own areas has influenced their thinking about climate change science.”

+ But not everybody is a believer. WaPo: Civil penalties for polluters dropped dramatically in Trump’s first two years.