Doomsday Clock set at 100 seconds before midnight

Doomsday clock announcement to be made at 10 a.m.

Doomsday Clock moves again, now just 100 seconds to midnight

The United Nations put out a report just last month noting carbon emissions need to fall almost 80 per cent this decade to avert the worst impacts of climate change yet this week atmospheric levels reached a new height.

The clock is now the closest its ever been to midnight, indicating humanity is closer to apocalypse than it's been since the clock's creation in 1947.

She added: "It is 100 seconds to midnight".

The full statement from the Bulletin on its decision to move the Doomsday Clock to 100 seconds to midnight can be found here. It's a design that warns the public about how close we are to destroying our world with risky technologies of our own making. "Now is the time to come together-to unite and to act".

But in the seventy five years since its inception we have never been as close to midnight as we are right now.

"Humanity continues to face two simultaneous existential dangers - nuclear war and climate change - that are compounded by a threat multiplier, cyber-enabled information warfare, that undercuts society's ability to respond", the organization stated.

This has creating an environment conducive to a renewed nuclear arms race, the proliferation of nuclear weapons, and the lowering of barriers to nuclear war.

"We now face a true emergency - an absolutely unacceptable state of world affairs that has eliminated any margin for error or further delay".

Recently, thePentagon's No. 2 general said North Korea is 'building new missiles. new weapons as fast as anybody on the planet.' Earlier this month, state news agency KCNA reported that Kim told his government officials that North Korea should no longer feel bound by its self-imposed halt on nuclear weapons and long-range missile testing. Unfortunately, that's not the reality we're living in today.

CLIMATE CHANGE "Public awareness of the climate crisis grew over the course of 2019, largely because of mass protests by young people around the world". If this doesn't show us climate change is here, then I don't know what will.

Experts say climate change has worsened the scope and impact of natural disasters like fires and floods.

"Wildfires raged from the Arctic to Australia", he said.

The clock has been reset dozens of times since its debut in 1947.

The clock represents the likelihood of a manmade global catastrophe.

The farthest the Clock has been from midnight since it was founded almost 75 years ago was at the end of the Cold War when it was moved to 17 minutes from midnight. Ban Ki-moon called out the "U.S. withdrawals from the Paris Agreement and the Iran Nuclear Deal, as well as deadlock at nuclear disarmament talks and division at the UN Security Council". Which way are we going to go? Previously, the closest position was 2 minutes to midnight, which the clock was set to first in 1953 (following the US and then-Soviet Union's hydrogen bomb tests) and then again in 2018, amid world leaders' failure to appropriately address global warming and other humanity-threatening political and environmental issues.

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