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Illinois Driver Has Close Encounter with Massive Tornado: VIDEO

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An Illinois driver had a terrifying encounter with the EF4 tornado that swept through northern Illinois this week. According to the YouTube clip, the driver was on his way to Indianapolis when he came upon the storm, which was headed directly toward him too quickly for him to evade it.

Watch as the storm bears down on him and passes way too close for comfort,
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Meteorologist Jim Cantore Freaks Out Over Thundersnow: VIDEO

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Somewhere in Plymouth, Massachusetts last night, meteorologist Jim Cantore was having the best night of his life. Here's someone who found the right job in life.

Watch the weather nut go wild, AFTER THE JUMP...

This is a man who was so tired of winter 2014 he destroyed it with a sledgehammer.

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Phoenix Meteorologist Hilariously Improvises On-Air Weather Map Malfunction: VIDEO

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Cory McCloskey with FOX 10 Phoenix managed to keep his cool on-air after the station's weather map malfunctioned and started displaying temperatures of over 2,000 degrees in some local cities. 

McCloskey also managed to keep the crew giggling throughout the forecast-turned-emergency PSA, which you can watch AFTER THE JUMP...

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ISS Astronaut Captures Stunning Time Lapse of East Coast, Blizzard of 2015: VIDEO

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NASA Astronaut Terry Virts, currently aboard the International Space Station as part of the Expedition 42 crew, shot some incredible images of the U.S. east coast last night including a time-lapse video from the Gulf of Mexico all the way to the winter storm that wreaked havoc on New England over the past few days.

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Jon Stewart Rips Don Lemon's 'Blizzardmobile' and Cable's Snow Hype: VIDEO

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The Bilzzard of 2015 provided a plethora of ways for cable news people to humiliate themselves on camera and king curator Jon Stewart last night took a look at how the NYC forecast was not only a huge FAIL for politicians but for reporters like Chris Hayes and Don Lemon, who chose to do their coverage from behind the wheel of an SUV/"Blizzardmobile".

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Citing Climate Change As Looming Threat, Doomsday Clock Moves Ahead to Three Minutes to Midnight

ClockIn 1947 members of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists’s Science and Security Board introduced the concept of the Doomsday Clock, a symbolic representation of the world’s proximity to a global catastrophe.

Since its inception the meaning of the clock’s countdown has been further expanded to include the imminent threat posed by climate change, and it’s that same threat that recently prompted the Bulletin to update the clock’s reading ahead two minutes to 23:57 (three minutes to midnight.)

"In 2015, unchecked climate change, global nuclear weapons modernizations, and outsized nuclear weapons arsenals pose extraordinary and undeniable threats to the continued existence of humanity," the Bulletin’s statement on the update explains. "World leaders have failed to act with the speed or on the scale required to protect citizens from potential catastrophe. These failures of political leadership endanger every person on Earth."

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Historically the Clock’s reading has shifted back and forth in response to the behavior of the world’s various superpowers. The Clock has read 23:57 twice before (1949 and 1984), both times following the escalation of nuclear arms by a particular international actor. Climate change was added to the Clock’s list of influential factors in 2007 and was related to both of its most recent adjustments in 2010 and 2012. The clock has only once read 23:58 (two minutues to midnight) once back in 1953 during the U.S. and Soviet Union tests of thermoculear devices during the Cold War. 

"We call upon world leaders to take coordinated and rapid action to drastically reduce global emissions of heat-trapping gases, especially carbon dioxide," said Richard Somerville, a member of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists' Science and Security Board. "We also urge the citizens of the world to demand action from their leaders. This threat looms over all of humanity. We all need to respond now, while there is still time."


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