“Doomsday Clock” Moves Two Minutes Closer To Midnight

Posted on January 28, 2007
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The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists adjusted the “doomsday clock” from 7 to 5 minutes before midnight, a.k.a. the end of time, on January 17, 2007. They cite nuclear policy and global climate change as pushing humanity closer to the brink of extinction. It was last adjusted in February 2002 after the events of September 11, 2001. Disaster could potentially be averted with a global focus on non-proliferation and dismantling current nuclear arsenals. The Bulletin was founded in 1945 by University of Chicago scientists who had worked on the Manhattan Project.

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