Eve of Destruction: Doomsday Clock Hovers at 2 Minutes to ‘Midnight’
You’ve seen it in science fiction movies, Doomsday, the day where the world would face annihilation. On January 24th experts with the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (BAS) updated the fictional Doomsday Clock which measures the closeness to midnight, the time which marks the destruction of mankind. BAS has the clock at 2 minutes to midnight, which hasn’t changed since 2018. The current threats that could move the clock closer to midnight are nuclear weapons and climate change. “The longer world leaders and citizens thoughtlessly inhabit this abnormal reality, the more likely it is that we will experience the unthinkable,” said California governor and BAS executive chair. In 1991 the Doomsday Clock moved back 17 minutes before midnight due to global partnerships that ended the Cold War and the reduction of nuclear arsenals. Do you believe in the Doomsday Clock?