The Doomsday Clock Moves Closer Than Ever to Midnight
Since the advent of the clock—even during the peak years of the Cold War—the minute hand has never advanced past the 11:58 mark.
The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists released a statement Thursday that the group’s science and security board had moved the hands on the symbolic Doomsday Clock forward by 20 seconds to 100 seconds before midnight. Since the advent of the Doomsday Clock—even during the peak years of the Cold War—the clock’s minute hand has never before advanced past the 11:58 mark.
In a statement on the change, the bulletin’s president and CEO Rachel Bronson said the following: