Nukes, warming pushing us closer to doomsday

January 24, 2015 1:35 AM

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Nukes, warming pushing us closer to doomsday

The end of the world has come a lot closer in the past three years, with every single person now in danger as climate change and nuclear weapons pose an escalating threat, according to the scientists behind the Doomsday Clock, a symbolic measure which counts down to armageddon.

They moved the minute-hand of their 68-year-old concept clock forward by two minutes on Friday, showing a time of three minutes to 12, to reflect the fact that the "probability of global catastrophe is very high".

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