2 minutes to midnight

The Doomsday Clock, illustrating scientific concerns about humanity destroying itself and the Earth, was advanced to 2 minutes to midnight. A potent symbol conceived by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, the clock was last so close to midnight -human annihilation- in 1953, during the Cold War.

The Bulletin’s board of international experts explained: “In 2017, the world leaders failed to respond effectively to the looming threats of nuclear war and climate change, making the world security situation . . . as dangerous as it has been since World War ll.”

Devamrita Swami