doomsday clock

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doomsday clock

n
an image of a clockface representing the time remaining before the onset of a global catastrophe in terms of a number of minutes before midnight
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was threatening a new arms race by seeking a space-based anti-ballistic missile system, the clock was set at three minutes to midnight.
The board warned in 2016 that three minutes to midnight is "too close, far too close" but since the concluded that dangerous rhetoric has become commonplace in the world, the group of scientists decided to move the clock half a minute closer, setting it at two and a half minutes to midnight, Bronson said.
Last January, The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, with 17 Nobel laureates on its Board of Sponsors, moved its Doomsday Clock ahead to just three minutes to midnight.
The Doomsday Clock, devised by the Chicago-based Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, now stands at three minutes to midnight, or doomsday.
When I went from Luton to West Brom, the deal went through at three minutes to midnight on deadline day.
I spent New Year's Eve in Derby running a 3km race which started at three minutes to midnight so I was running into 2007," he recalls.
By 1984, at the height (or nadir) of the Reagan-Brezhnev era, the clock read three minutes to midnight.