The apocalypse clock now displays midnight minus 90 seconds, never before seen

The apocalypse clock now displays midnight minus 90 seconds, never before seen

The apocalypse clock now displays midnight minus 90 seconds never

Since 2020, the clock has been 100 seconds round from midnight, a record since its creation. But since this Tuesday, it has been brought forward by 10 seconds and now marks midnight minus 90 seconds, thus approaching the fateful hour that they hope never to see reached. “We’re moving the clock forward, and it’s the closest it’s ever been to midnight”said the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, in charge of this symbolic project since 1947, in unveiling this new timetable, evoking in particular, but “not exclusively”, “the growing dangers of war in Ukraine” and “the increased risk of a nuclear escalation”.

“We live in a time of unprecedented danger, and the doomsday clock represents that reality,” explained Rachel Bronson, its president. Advance the schedule “is a decision our experts do not take lightly. The U.S. government, its NATO allies, and Ukraine have myriad channels of dialogue available to them; we urge leaders to do their utmost to consider them. all in order to turn back the clock”, she added. This is why the press release of the group of experts will be available in English, Russian and Ukrainian, a first, she specified..

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