Doomsday Clock stands at 100 seconds to midnight

Nuclear weapons, global pandemics, accelerating climate change: Is humanity running out of time? Despite 2020’s general awfulness, humanity paused on the path forward to armageddon — at least, according to the Doomsday Clock, a hypothetical timepiece that annually assesses our nearness to utter annihilation. 

This year, the Doomsday Clock’s hands will not be moving forward, and it continues to show the same time that was set last year: 100 seconds to midnight, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (BAS), a global organization of science and policy experts, announced at a virtual press event on Weds. (Jan. 27). 

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