Doomsday Clock: 5 minutes to midnight


The Doomsday Clock has been moved forward by the directors of The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (based at the University of Chicago). From seven minutes to midnight, it's now been adjusted to 5 Minutes Before Midnight. Their decision has to do with nuclear weapons (27,000 in the world today) and the climate crisis.

The Doomsday Clock
- developed in 1947
- the closest it's been to midnight is 2 minutes, in 1953
- the farthest is 17 minutes, in 1991