Bulletin of Atomic Scientists Moves Clock Closer to Midnight
The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists has moved its clock closer to midinght, indicating the growing risks to world peace. The Bulletin says of its mission:
The Bulletin’s website, iconic Doomsday Clock, and regular events help advance actionable ideas at a time when technology is outpacing our ability to control it. The Bulletin focuses on three main areas: nuclear risk, climate change, and disruptive technologies. What connects these topics is a driving belief that because humans created them, we can control them.
In setting its clock at 90 seconds to midnightm it said:
This year, the Science and Security Board of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists moves the hands of the Doomsday Clock forward, largely (though not exclusively) because of the mounting dangers of the war in Ukraine. The Clock now stands at 90 seconds to midnight—the closest to global catastrophe it has ever been.