Doomsday Clock moved ahead 30 seconds, closest to midnight since Cold War – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

A scientist moves the hands of a model of the Doomsday Clock to two minutes until midnight.Scientists have moved the symbolic Doomsday Clock ahead by 30 seconds, saying the world is at its closest to annihilation since the height of the Cold War due to world leaders’ poor response to threats of nuclear war.

It was the second occasion the timepiece, created by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists as an indicator of the world’s susceptibility to cataclysm, was moved forward since the 2016 election of US President Donald Trump.

via Doomsday Clock moved ahead 30 seconds, closest to midnight since Cold War – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)