Doom and gloom weren't the storyline of 1991.
According to the Chicago-based Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists--the group that created the Doomsday Clock in 1947 in order to visually convey threats to humanity and the planet--we were 17-minutes away from midnight that year.
How time flies.
On the same Wednesday that 49 US senators voted against an amendment stating that climate change is both happening and primarily due to human emissions of greenhouse gases, the Bulletin announced that we're a scant three-minutes away from the clock striking 12.
There's not a lot of sand in an old-fashioned egg timer but, hey, everyone loves a Cinderella story.
Here's a link to help turn back the hands of time.