Doomsday Clock is set at two minutes to midnight

Doomsday Clock, a symbolic countdown to possible global catastrophe, is set at two minutes to midnight.

Founded by US scientists involved in the Manhattan Project, the Doomsday Clock is at the closest point Earth has been to an apocalypse since 1953.

This is mainly because of the threats of nuclear war between North Korea and the United States.

North Korea and the United States

Rachel Bronson, president and CEO of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, said:

“In this year’s discussions, nuclear issues took center stage once again.”

Lawrence Krauss, who manages the Doomsday Clock in Washington DC, explains:

“It is as close as it has ever been to midnight in the 71 year history of the clock.

The very real threats of nuclear war and climate change are not being dealt with… We’ve made the clear statement we think the world is getting more dangerous.”

Doomsday Clock

via BBC