Created in 1947, the Apocalypse Clock, according to experts, determines the imminence of a planetary catastrophe. With the war in Ukraine, scientists can advance the clock.
Apocalypse Clock It’s not even close to midnight. And near the end of the world, according to the panel of experts, quoted TF1 News.
The clock has never been so close to the gong
Since 1947, members of the non-profit organization Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists have been broadcasting a number considering nuclear energy, technology and climate threats. The bulletin resets the clock’s minute hand to 24. Since its debut, most recently in 2020.
This Tuesday, January 24, its number should be updated and may climb due to the war in Ukraine. “We are stuck in a precarious moment, one that lacks stability and security,” said academic Sharon Squasoni, one of the editors of last year’s Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. “The doomsday clock continues to circle above our heads, reminding us of the work needed to ensure a safe and healthy planet,” the reports said. TF1 information.
But as scientists point out, if rationality is sound, the time indicated on the dial is only symbolic. “It’s a metaphor, a reminder of the dangers we must face if we want to live on the planet.”
Since its creation, the Doomsday Clock has been adjusted 24 times. In 1953, it was two minutes to midnight following the development of the hydrogen bomb by the United States.
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