Never have the so-called Doomsday Clock so close to midnight. The clock, which shows just how big the risk is of a global nuclear or ecological disaster is taking place, will take place on Thursday resistance is from 120 seconds to 100 seconds to midnight.
The Doomsday Clock is an initiative of a group of scientists from The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists with thirteen Nobel peace prize winners. Each year they see the state of affairs in the world, in order to determine how far we are removed from the book of the apocalypse (the time on the clock is at midnight).
Mankind is capable of, according to the scientists, are currently facing two existential risks: nuclear war and the climate crisis. That is to be reinforced by means of a (dis)information war on the internet will be held to ensure that the society’s ability to respond to it.
The study concludes that the international security, including in the case came as world leaders turn a blind eye, have allowed the international political infrastructure to these hazards, the face is eroded.
Clock, the last few years, closer and closer to midnight
In the last few years creeps in, the hand on the Doomsday Clock continues to 0: 00 am. Six minutes in 2010 to five minutes in 2012, three-in 2015, a 2.5 minute (ppm) in 2017 and for up to two minutes in 2018.
The clock is a couple of times and put back, such as in the early nineties, at the end of the Cold War. In 1991, the clock is set at 23.43 hours, and seventeen minutes before midnight.
The Doomsday Clock was established in 1947, and was thought up by an influential group of scientists at the University of Chicago. The clock, in the first instance, as to how large a threat was made on a world-wide nuclear war. With the introduction of the hands at 23.53 hours, respectively.