Scientists: “Doomsday Clock” reflects grave threat to world

January 27, 2016 3:33 AM

22 0

STANFORD, Calif. — Rising tension between Russia and the U.S., North Korea’s recent nuclear test and a lack of aggressive steps to address climate change are putting the world under grave threat, scientists behind a “Doomsday Clock” that measures the likelihood of a global cataclysm said Tuesday.

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists announced that the minute hand on the metaphorical clock remained at three minutes-to-midnight. The clock reflects how vulnerable the world is to catastrophe from nuclear weapons, climate change and new technologies, with midnight symbolizing apocalypse.

Also read: Kerry says Iran nuclear deal has made world safer, rejecting Trump criticism

Read more

To category page

Loading...