Doomsday Clock

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A symbolic clock face, maintained since 1947 by atomic scientists at the University of Chicago, that views humans as minutes from midnight—i.e., catastrophic destruction
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The Doomsday Clock features in the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, a magazine founded by contemporary atomic specialists.
In fact, the Doomsday Clock is as close to midnight today as it was in 1953, when Cold War fears perhaps reached their highest levels.
Despite the new time on the Doomsday Clock, Kimball urged people to remember that it is a symbol, "not an absolute measure.
With the Doomsday Clock updating in 2018 to two minutes until midnight, let's take a look back at a year-by-year list of what the Doomsday Clock was.
We find ourselves on the verge of a profligate arms race, and the current administration sees little to no value in international diplomacy What a strange feeling of deja vu--it's 1984 again, and the stage seems set for the doomsday clock to tick even closer to midnight.
As a point of reference, the furthest away from midnight that we've been since the Doomsday Clock was created in 1947 is seventeen minutes, at the close of the Cold War.
Rising threats from climate change and nuclear arsenals prompted the scientists who maintain the Doomsday Clock, a symbolic countdown to global catastrophe, to move it two minutes closer to midnight, its first shift in three years.
The Doomsday Clock is a visual metaphor used to depict danger of a "civilization-threatening technological catastrophe", CBS reported.
The Cardiff-born professor, pictured, said that due to the uneasy truce between the North and South and the often questionable leadership credentials of Kim Jong-Un, he feared the doomsday clock could be edging closer to midnight.
He is also co-chairman of sponsors for the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, which offers the Doomsday Clock.
CLOCKING ON: the doomsday clock didn't reach midnight
Established in 1947, the Doomsday Clock now sits at 11:55pm, five minutes before midnight, or Armageddon for the Earth.