It’s still 3 minutes to midnight

Vangauard Class Submarine at Faslane (Credit - Defence Imagery)




In its warning to world leaders the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists have kept the doomsday clock at 3 minutes to midnight.

The clock was wound forward last year stating “The probability of global catastrophe is very high, and the actions needed to reduce the risks of disaster must be taken very soon.”

Whilst there has been improvement in some areas “That probability has not been reduced. The Clock ticks. Global danger looms. Wise leaders should act—immediately”

The doomsday clock is a figurative clock designed to show in understandable terms how close the world is to disaster. It’s roots are in the cold war and nuclear weapons however in more recent times things such as pandemics and climate change have become a factor.

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Doomsday Clock Announcement 2016 from www.thebulletin.org on Vimeo.




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