The “Doomsday Clock,” a clock face used as a symbol of imminent apocalypse, has been moved one minute closer to midnight because of “inadequate progress” on stopping the spread of nuclear weapons and continuing inaction on climate change.
The “Bulletin of the Atomic Scientist” (BAS) announced on Tuesday that it has moved the “Doomsday Clock” to five minutes before midnight (11:55 p.m.). The closer the clock gets to midnight, the closer we are to global disaster, says BAS. It was last moved one minute back in 2010, BBC reported.
Earlier, the clock analogy represented the threat of global nuclear war. But since 2007, it has also been representing climate-changing technologies and “new developments in the life sciences that could inflict irrevocable harm.”
According to BAS, the group of scientists who have been maintaining the clock since 1947, it was believed 2 years ago “that world leaders might address the truly global threats we face. In many cases, that trend has not continued or been reversed.”Continue Reading on www.ibtimes.com