The Doomsday Clock represents the potential for a global catastrophe caused by humans. It is now closest to midnight. Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists moved from midnight to 90 seconds.
The reason cited for this move is the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict. The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists said in a statement, “This year, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists’ Science and Security Board of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, because of the growing danger of war, doomsday. day,” he said. The clock now points 90 seconds to midnight, which is closer than ever to a global catastrophe.”
The Scientist’s statement also states that “Russia’s covert threat to use nuclear weapons is a reminder to the world that any escalation of the conflict, whether accidental, intentional or miscalculated, is a dire danger. The possibility that the conflict will get out of anyone’s control remains.” high…”
It comes after UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned in August that the world was entering “an age of nuclear danger not seen since the Cold War”.
Doomsday watches were created by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists and is being maintained since 1947. The clock is a metaphor for the threat to humanity posed by unchecked scientific and technological advances. A hypothetical global catastrophe is marked by midnight on the clock.
A committee of scientists and other experts in nuclear technology and climate science, including 13 Nobel laureates, discuss global events and decide where to place the hands of the clock each year.
The last time this clock hand moved was when it set 100 seconds to midnight in 2020. It started ticking at 7:00 midnight more than 75 years ago. The clock ticked furthest from “doomsday” at 17 minutes past midnight in 1991, when the Cold War ended and the United States and the Soviet Union signed a treaty that substantially reduced nuclear arsenals in both countries.