Can the Doomsday Clock Stop the End of the World?

When they prepped the first nuclear bomb for detonation, many scientists at the Manhattan Project did not expect the device to work.

So the question became: Now that we’ve made our extinction a quantifiable science, how do we measure it, and more importantly, how do we correct for it?

If the clock ever hit midnight, it would mean the end of civilization.

In recent years, the Bulletin has added global climate change to its assessment risk.

In January of this year, the Bulletin moved the clock 30 seconds closer to midnight.

In such a murky political environment, the very purpose of the clock begins to malfunction.

The hands of the Doomsday Clock are in our hands.

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