The scientists responsible for the “doomsday clock” moved it 30 seconds closer to midnight – the symbolic point of total catastrophe for humanity and the planet – at the beginning of 2018.
- Tim Lomas
- The Conversation
The minute hand now hovers ominously at two minutes to 12, the closest point it has ever been (matching the previous peak of 1953 – the height of the Cold War).
This judgement is a reflection of the multiple threats we face as a species, the most urgent being nuclear war and climate change.
The former has loomed over humanity for decades.
But the latter…