‘Catastrophe in seconds’: Doomsday Clock set closest to midnight in its history

Citing nuclear and climate threats, the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists moved the hands of the “Doomsday Clock” to its closest position to midnight in history.

The hands of the clock indicate how close the scientists believe the world is to the end of civilization. Since 1947, the clock has been a symbolic weathervane for the state of the world and is adjusted up or down periodically in response to geopolitics and changing global norms.

The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists announced on Thursday that the clock has been moved from two minutes to midnight to 100 seconds to midnight, the closest point to “doomsday”
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