The timeline scientist report the following:

"The challenges to rid the world of nuclear weapons, harness nuclear power, and meet the nearly inexorable climate disruptions from global warming are complex and interconnected. In the face of such complex problems, it is difficult to see where the capacity lies to address these challenges. Political processes seem wholly inadequate; the potential for nuclear weapons use in regional conflicts in the Middle East, Northeast Asia, and South Asia are alarming; safer nuclear reactor designs need to be developed and built, and more stringent oversight, training, and attention are needed to prevent future disasters; the pace of technological solutions to address climate change may not be adequate to meet the hardships that large-scale disruption of the climate portends."

Interesting that the Nobel Peace Prize Foundation awarded Barrack Obama the Nobel Peace Prize with the following statement:

The Nobel Peace Prize 2009 was awarded to Barack H. Obama "for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples".

However in less than two years of holding the US presidency, Obama's failed international diplomacy has led to a civil war in Egypt, Libya, uprisings in Yemen, Saudi Arabia, and now a potential civil war in Syria. With China and Russia blocking a UN request from Obama and Iran flexing it's nuclear muscle, you have all the ingredients for world wide conflict. I am sure there are a few on the Nobel Peace Prize Foundation that are looking at this as a failure and for the liberal Atomic Scientist to move the Doomsday Clock closer to self annihilation on Obama's watch, there must be a major stink in the wind.