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USA: Doomsday Clock remains at two minutes to midnight03:34

USA: Doomsday Clock remains at two minutes to midnight

United States, Washington DC
January 24, 2019 at 17:48 GMT +00:00 · Published

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists kept the Doomsday Clock at two minutes to midnight at the unveiling ceremony held in Washington DC on Thursday.

The symbolic threat assessment stayed the same as in 2018, and the closest to symbolic doom since 1953 at the height of the Cold War.

Citing today's nuclear threats, cyber-threats and the ongoing climate change, the organisation warned of the "normalisation" of the risks humanity is facing.

"The business of everyday politics blinds people to the risk. We're playing Russian roulette with humanity. And the danger, and the probability is mounting that there will be some kind of nuclear incident that will kill millions, if not initiating exchanges, they will kill billions," said Former California Governor Jerry Brown.

The Doomsday Clock is used as a warning for how close humanity is to global destruction, due to the arms race, the use of dangerous technologies, climate change, and other factors.

Every year, the panel analyses a range of threats to determine where the Doomsday Clock’s hands should be set.

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists was founded in 1945 and the group has maintained the Doomsday Clock since 1947.

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The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists kept the Doomsday Clock at two minutes to midnight at the unveiling ceremony held in Washington DC on Thursday.

The symbolic threat assessment stayed the same as in 2018, and the closest to symbolic doom since 1953 at the height of the Cold War.

Citing today's nuclear threats, cyber-threats and the ongoing climate change, the organisation warned of the "normalisation" of the risks humanity is facing.

"The business of everyday politics blinds people to the risk. We're playing Russian roulette with humanity. And the danger, and the probability is mounting that there will be some kind of nuclear incident that will kill millions, if not initiating exchanges, they will kill billions," said Former California Governor Jerry Brown.

The Doomsday Clock is used as a warning for how close humanity is to global destruction, due to the arms race, the use of dangerous technologies, climate change, and other factors.

Every year, the panel analyses a range of threats to determine where the Doomsday Clock’s hands should be set.

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists was founded in 1945 and the group has maintained the Doomsday Clock since 1947.

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