With the emergence of India and Pakistan as nuclear adversaries and the Bush administration's shameful withdrawal from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty, the clock lost all the ground it had gained over the decades and by 2002 was back to seven minutes to midnight.
The first pressing of the new title will be a limited edition release containing a special version of the Rondo Brothers Seven Minutes To Midnight audio CD, including three bonus tracks not available on the original domestic release.
The first, No Time Left On Earth, was released in 2004, while their latest, the critically acclaimed Seven Minutes To Midnight, was released in May of 2007.
Chicago, February 27, 2002: Today, the Board of Directors of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists moves the minute hand of the "Doomsday Clock," the symbol of nuclear danger, from nine to seven minutes to midnight, the same setting at which the clock debuted 55 years ago.
In particular, the hands of the Doomsday Clock remain at seven minutes to midnight, as set by the board of directors of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists on February 27, 2002, rather than as shown on the representation of the Doomsday Clock on the cover of The American Prospect.