Make sure you understand what the doomsday clock is and what it means for your family and you. I wrote TriStain 2 as minutes from the hour to provide drama for the story. Now in real life, it’s two and a half minutes from the hour. I falsely believed that we as a species were civilized enough to move away from the hour, away from nuclear holocaust and environmental cataclysmic. I was wrong. We are a dumb, dumb species with dumb, dumb, dumb leaders.