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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In his book, Lord Rees speaks of the Doomsday Clock.
The US Nuclear Posture Review reflects greater reliance on nukes in violation of the NPT, bringing humankind closer to annihilation; no wonder the Doomsday Clock is at its most dangerous since 1953.
THE so-called Doomsday Clock has been moved to two minutes to midnight for the first time in 65 years.
Days after Donald Trump took the oath of office as the President of the United States, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists reset the Doomsday Clock to two minutes to midnight, in part because of destabilising comments and threats from America's new commander-in-chief.
The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists advanced the symbolic Doomsday Clock a notch closer to the end of humanity Thursday, moving it ahead by 30 seconds.
Fears about nuclear war and other threats have pushed forward the Doomsday Clock by 30 seconds to two minutes before midnight.
As of Thursday the Doomsday Clock is now 2 minute to midnight.
Scientists yesterday moved ahead, by half a minute, the symbolic Doomsday Clock, saying the world was at its closest to annihilation since the height of the Cold War due to world leaders' poor response to threats of nuclear war.
The doomsday clock, maintained by the Science and Security Board of American Scientists since 1947, hypothetically denotes the impending time from global nuclear catastrophe.
Just days after Donald Trump became president, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists moved the hands of its doomsday clock to two and half minutes to midnight.
With US President Donald Trump's belligerent and unorthodox responses to North Korea's testing of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles, the Doomsday Clock was set at two-and-a-half minutes to midnight early this year - the second closest time to universal catastrophe since 1952 when the United States and the Soviet Union exploded their first thermonuclear devices.
26 the year's progression of the Doomsday Clock, a symbol used to convey the severity of threats to human life and the planet.