We are one step closer to the end of human civilization as we know it. This is evident from the Doomsday Clock. The last time the clock so close to midnight, was at the time of the Cold War.
Two for twelve. That is the hard verdict of the scientists in ‘The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists“who announce when ‘Doomsday’ will occur. The Doomsday Clock is a metaphor for how bad the world is, by, for example, nuclear power, climate change, or political leaders.
The clock shows how close humanity to its own destruction. It is, as it were, a symbolic “countdown” to the end of the world. The clock at midnight, then it means that the human civilization a fatal disaster, is undergoing, or that there is an Apocalypse breaks out.
The Doomsday clock is, in comparison with last year, 30 seconds closer to midnight. That is according to scientists, due ‘to the failure of the American president Donald Trump and other heads of state to address the threat of nuclear war and climate change to control’.
“The world is not only more dangerous than a year ago, the threat is the greatest since the end of the Second world War,’ according to the scientists, Lawrence M. Krauss and Robert Rosner to The Washington Post. The clock has only one time so close to midnight stood, and that was in 1953. When did both the United States and Russia hydrogen bomb test.
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Since 1947 unite scientists in ‘The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists’. The annual tradition collected them in the beginning of the year to announce when ‘Doomsday’ will occur, by a new state of affairs.
In 2017 went the clock from 3 to 2.5 minutes, in the previous year of 5 to 3. In previous vintages were the hands, sometimes also not shifted or even reversed in time. So was the clock in 2010 from 5 to 6 minutes before midnight. The scientists believed then that the diplomatic talks between the U.S. and Russia the chance of a nuclear war verkleinden.