Doomsday Clock2024 Doomsday Clock Announced

The Doomsday Clock, watched over by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, remains at its closest point to midnight, the same as last year.

Despite a challenging 2024 marked by conflicts, climate uncertainty, and the rapid rise of AI, the famous Doomsday Clock has stayed at 90 seconds to midnight, signifying ongoing unprecedented global danger.

The scientists emphasized that the Clock could be set back, but urgent action from governments and people is necessary.

Various threats loom over 2024, including the Russia-Ukraine war and the breakdown of nuclear arms reduction agreements, the Climate Crisis with 2023 being the hottest year on record, the increased sophistication of genetic engineering, and the significant progress of generative AI. The latter could worsen disinformation and disrupt the global information environment, making it harder to address larger existential challenges.

2024 Doomsday Clock Announced2024 Doomsday Clock Announced

Rachel Bronson, PhD, president and CEO, the Bulletin, said:

“Make no mistake: resetting the Clock at 90 seconds to midnight is not an indication that the world is stable. Quite the opposite. It’s urgent for governments and communities around the world to act. And the Bulletin remains hopeful—and inspired—in seeing the younger generations leading the charge.”

source 2024 Doomsday Clock AnnouncedBulletin of the Atomic Scientists