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Doomsday Clock Closer to Midnight ; Reflects the Threats of Nuclear Weapons and Climate Change

Former California Gov. Jerry Brown, left, and former Secretary of Defense William Perry unveil the Doomsday Clock during The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists news conference in Washington (Image : Credit -AP)

Doomsday Clock Predictions

The Doomsday Clock is a symbol which represents the likelihood of a man made global catastrophe , maintained since 1947 by the members of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists . The Clock is a metaphor for threats to humanity from unchecked scientific and technical advances. On Thursday, the Doomsday clock reset to just 100 seconds before midnight. Scientist warned that Earth is inching closer to disaster . It reflect the worsening threats of nuclear weapons and climate change.

The bulletin of the Atomic Scientists moved its symbolic Doomsday Clock closer to midnight , indicating that the likeliness of a human caused apocalypse has increased since last year.

The Clock is now set at 100 seconds to midnight. It’s the first time the clock has been set within the two minute mark.

“We have normalized a very dangerous world in terms of the risks of nuclear warfare and climate change,” Robert Rosner, chair of the Bulletin’s Science and Security Board, said in a public briefing.

The last time the Doomsday Clock’s minute hand was moved was in 2018, when the Bulletin, a nonprofit organization that oversees the Doomsday Clock, set the timepiece at two minutes to midnight — the closest humanity has inched to symbolic doom since 1953, during the Cold War.

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