Jan 26 2018
We are now two minutes away from the end of humanity, according to the Doomsday Clock.
The bulletin was founded by scientists who helped develop the United States' first atomic weapons.
As The Washington Post reports, The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists - a public policy and global security journal founded by Manhattan Project scientists - have announced that the metaphorical clock meant to illustrate how close the planet is to catastrophe is now set at two minutes to midnight.
The board explained the reasoning behind its decision, and recommendations for calming nuclear tensions.
It is now the closest it has been to midnight since 1953 when it was also two minutes to midnight when hydrogen bombs were being tested for the U.S. and Soviet Union.
Doomsday Clock is now set to two minutes to midnight, 30 seconds closer than previous year.
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To rewind the clock, scientists recommended Trump refrain from provocative rhetoric regarding North Korea, the two countries open multiple communication channels and the world community seek a cessation of North Korea's nuclear weapon and ballistic missile tests.
The closest the minute hand came to midnight was in 1953.
"We've made the clear statement that we feel the world is getting more risky", said Lawrence Krauss, chair of the Bulletin's Board of Sponsors and director of Arizona State University's Origins Project. The biggest jump forward since that time was an advance from 14 minutes to nine minutes in 1998, based on the nuclear tests of both India and Pakistan just months earlier. The focus of the organization is on the risks of nuclear war, climate change and "emerging technologies", and their primary reason for advancing the time on the clock is the risk of nuclear war. Now, with North Korea as the latest nuclear threat, we visit a almost untouched fallout shelter in D.C.to see what we can learn from the past.
Also troubling for the scientists are nuclear modernization plans in countries across the world, including the US and Russian Federation.
"To call the world's nuclear situation dire is an understatement", said Rachel Bronson, executive director and publisher of the Bulletin.
Created in 1947 by scientists, engineers and experts "to convey threats to humanity and the planet", the Clock has become a measure of the world's susceptibility to civilization-ending catastrophe.
The President and CEO Rachel Bronson said: "The year just past proved perilous and chaotic, a year in which numerous risks foreshadowed in our last Clock statement came into full relief". The time for the citizens of the world to demand such action is now. The time for world leaders to address looming nuclear danger and the continuing march of climate change is long past.
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