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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Right now, the doomsday clock is two minutes to midnight; the closest humanity has been to apocalypse according to the Bulletin.
The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has left its symbolic Doomsday Clock at two minutes to midnight in its annual assessment of how close the world is to apocalypse.
The world watched with anxiety as it moved a little closer to a nuclear conflict, the doomsday clock inched towards midnight.
It transpires it used to belong to a couple who concealed a Doomsday clock within the walls.
It transpires that the building used to belong to a deranged couple who concealed a Doomsday clock within the walls.
Cruz-Neira said her team collaborated with Ellen Sandor, other artists and the scientists who manage the Doomsday Clock so that their CAVE-in-a-Box could show gallery-goers how global events throughout the years have affected the Doomsday Clock's assessment of the risk of global annihilation.
His goal is to find a combination of incentives and threats to turn back the nuclear doomsday clock. We're sceptical that Trump helped that cause by his bombastic exit from the treaty without America's allies in tow and without an answer to that crucial question: What happens if Iran is freed to pursue nukes?
Read more: Scientist group moves 'Doomsday Clock' to two minutes to midnight
It seems so abstract and distant, and yet, according to the Doomsday Clock of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, so near.
That was the message last month from an organization of atomic scientists that announced it was advancing its so-called Doomsday Clock to 2 minutes to midnight.
In January, amid concerns over the increasing possibility of nuclear conflict and the danger posed by climate change, the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists' Science and Security Board moved their symbolic Doomsday Clock 30 seconds closer to midnight.
"The US Nuclear Posture Review reflects greater reliance on nukes in violation of the NPT, bringing humankind closer to annihilation; no wonder the Doomsday Clock is at its most dangerous since 1953.Trump's obduracy in killing the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action stems from the same dangerous imprudence," Zarif wrote on his Twitter account.