Doomsday Clock, a symbolic countdown to possible global catastrophe, is set at two minutes to midnight.
This is mainly because of the threats of nuclear war between 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.”