The Doomsday Clock Moves Closer Than Ever to Midnight

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists As far as the Bulletin and the Doomsday Clock are concerned, the world has entered into the realm of the two-minute warning, a period when danger is high and the margin for error low. The moment demands attention and new, creative responses. If decision makers continue to fail to act—pretending that being inside two minutes is no more urgent than the preceding period—citizens around the world should rightfully echo the words of climate activist Greta Thunberg and ask: "How dare you?" Before 2017, the clock had not been at that mark since 1953—the year…

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