Now 90 seconds until doom

Humanity, we are now only 90 seconds away from the apocalypse, also known as midnight on the doomsday clock. “It’s a metaphor for how close humanity is to self-annihilation,” he says. Nuclear Scientist Bulletin, set the time each year. And we’ve never been closer to the apocalypse.

Although merely a metaphor, the decision to move the clock hands closer to midnight reflects real-world dangers. This year has included a war in Ukraine, escalating nuclear tensions, worsening climate change, and spreading disinformation campaigns.

Although merely a metaphor, the decision to move the clock hands closer to midnight reflects real-world dangers.

But the biggest factor this year is circular, was a conflict in Ukraine. Details of the Bulletin’s decision can be found in an official statement released annually. This is the first year the statement has been published in English, Russian and Ukrainian.

“Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has increased the risk of using nuclear weapons, raised the specter of using chemical and biological weapons, hampered the world’s response to climate change, and hampered international efforts to address other global concerns,” the statement said. revealed

The clock started at 7:00 midnight, created by artist Martyl Langsdorf to adorn the cover. circular magazine 1947.

The exact position of the clock hands was not as important as what people did to harm or help each other. After the United States dropped two atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945, scientists, including some who worked on the Manhattan Project, such as Martyl’s physicist husband, Alexander Langsdorf, found an atomic bomb powerful and destructive enough to shake the earth. I created a bulletin board to contemplate the outcome of development. weapon.

after that circular Other threats people brought to themselves were taken into account, such as burning fossil fuels and spreading misinformation. Time is determined by the owner. notice board Science and Security Committee with input from the sponsoring committee, which included 11 of this year’s Nobel laureates.

The clock last ticked off in 2020, moving 100 seconds to midnight. At that time, the clock was closest to midnight and was set before the novel coronavirus developed into a pandemic later that year.

The good news is that as people take action to build peace and protect the planet, the clock hands can also move backwards. With the end of the Cold War in 1991, the clock hands reverted to the furthest 17 minutes from midnight.

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