The Doomsday Clock has moved forward and only shows 90 seconds before the end of the world

By Graziella L., Elodie D. Posted January 25, 2023, 12:50 PM

According to the Doomsday Clock, we are 90 seconds away from the end of the world at the start of 2023, the closest to midnight ever. The Doomsday Clock, a virtual but agonizing clock, was originally the indicator of diplomatic relations with the advent of the nuclear bomb. Tick, tock…

The press conference of the group of experts which updates The Doomsday Clock took place on January 24, 2023. Unlike last year, when the seconds that bring us closer to the end of the world had not moved, the Doomsday Clock has gained 10 secondsso there remains 90 seconds only before the end of time. Humanity has no never been so close to midnightin particular because of the conflict between Ukraine and Russia, which had not been taken into account last year.

If you think this is a group of enlightened lunatics, The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists has 13 Nobel Prize winners in its ranks. In 2020, Rachel Bronson, President and CEO of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, said to express “now in seconds the time separating the world from the disaster, no longer in hours or minutes“. We were then 100 seconds from the end of the world.

When it was created, after the Second World War and despite the dropping of the two nuclear bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the clock showed 11:53 p.m., midnight being the time of the end of the world (The Doomsday). But if the Doomsday Clock project focused on nuclear, the development of biological weapons, military technologies and climate change due to human development are also taken into account.

With the coronavirus health crisis, Iran’s nuclear pronouncements and the melting ice cap, Rachel Bronson explains that countries have seen a pile of dominoes crumble due to their mismanagement of countries for decades. decades. She castigates governments that are unprepared for the worst dangers that await their citizens and indicates that “advance the schedule is a decision that our experts do not take lightly“, in order to alert on impending disaster.

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