Learn about the story of the “Doomsday” hour that atomic scientists are making today… and its relationship to the outbreak of a world war that will end humanity

Learn about the story of the “Doomsday” hour that atomic scientists are making today… and its relationship to the outbreak of a world war that will end humanity
Learn about the story of the “Doomsday” hour that atomic scientists are making today… and its relationship to the outbreak of a world war that will end humanity
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The members of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists plan on Tuesday to make their decision to update the “Doomsday Clock,” which represents the judgment of leading science and security experts on the threats to human existence, against the background of the war in Ukraine and other crises.

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists will announce at 15:00 GMT if the time of the symbolic clock will be updated.

Hands reset every year

The decision to reset the clock is made each year by the Bulletin’s “Science and Security Council” and the Council of Sponsors, which includes 11 Nobel laureates.

Russian-Ukrainian war

For 2023, the publication said it will take into account the Russia-Ukraine war, biological threats, nuclear proliferation, the continuing climate crisis, state-sponsored disinformation campaigns and disruptive technologies.

The clock was moved 100 seconds before midnight in January 2021, which is the closest point to midnight in the history of the clock, and it remained at this time last year.

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The Hour will remain at the lowest point until the Day of Resurrection

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“The clock remains ever closer to doomsday and the end of civilization because the world is still caught in a very dangerous moment,” the bulletin said in a statement during the clock’s update last year.

The clock was originally set at seven minutes before midnight.

The farthest from midnight was 17 minutes, set after the end of the Cold War in 1991.

What is the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists?

The publication was founded in 1945 by Albert Einstein, J. Robert Oppenheimer, and other scientists who worked on the Manhattan Project, which produced the first nuclear weapons.

The idea of ​​the clock symbolizing global vulnerability to catastrophe came in 1947.

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