The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists announced yesterday that it has moved its iconic Doomsday clock two minutes forward, symbolically putting humanity three minutes away from a man-made global disaster. Kennette Benedict, executive director of the Bulletin, explains how climate change, modernization of nuclear weapons, and large weapons arsenals have increased the probability of a widespread catastrophe. The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists’ Board of Science and Security was founded by former Manhattan Project physicists and debuted the Doomsday clock in 1947.
The Doomsday clock has been set 2 minutes closer to catastrophe, Kennette Benedict explains why
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