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.
Originally intended to warn of the threat of nuclear Armageddon, the Doomsday Clock also takes into account the likelihood of other emerging threats such as climate change and advances in biotechnology and artificial intelligence.
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.
A board of scientists and nuclear experts meets regularly to determine what time it is on the Doomsday Clock.
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.
Meanwhile, the doomsday clock is ticking closer to catastrophe.
The only time the doomsday clock has been closer to midnight was in 1953 after the United States and the Soviet Union began testing hydrogen bombs and the arms race surged.
Jumping on the bandwagon of uncertainty apostles this January was also the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, which told the world that its Doomsday Clock -- a warning clock that has fluctuated between 17 minutes and two minutes before "midnight" (read global catastrophe) since 1947 -- is now 30 seconds closer to expected doom, at two minutes and 30 seconds to midnight after it had stood for two years at three minutes before midnight.
Los cientificos atomicos que manejan el llamado Doomsday Clock, el reloj del dia del juicio final, ya adelantaron las manecillas 30 segundos hacia la medianoche (la autodestruccion del planeta) justamente a causa de Trump y de sus dichos, de su ignorancia culpable sobre el armamento nuclear y su negativa necia a siquiera a considerar la existencia del cambio climatico.
The symbolic Doomsday Clock maintained by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists reads "three minutes to midnight.
For example, last year the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists moved the minute hand of its Doomsday Clock (a metaphorical clock according to which midnight represents doom) from five minutes before midnight to a mere three minutes.
And while there is arguably no better place to unleash the trio than Villa Park, a stadium where the scoreboard should be replaced by a doomsday clock, it was wonderful to watch.