Doomsday Clock Is Now Officially 3 Minutes Closer to Global Doom

January 23, 2015 1:55 PM

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“Doomsday Clock” displays a symbolic countdown to a man-made apocalypse scheduled at midnight. The clock first featured on the cover of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists issue in 1947 and has been “ticking” ever since.

It gets periodically adjusted by the Bulletin’s scientists depending on the global events related to nuclear weaponry, wars, and climate change. Climate change was first taken into account for the Doomsday clock’s ticking in 2015.

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