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Symbolic ‘Doomsday Clock’ signals continued risk of global catastrophe

SpaceWar.com reports: “Because of current world events and turmoil, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists’ ‘Doomsday Clock’ on Tuesday remains close to midnight, signaling a dangerous potential risk of global catastrophe.

Citing ‘ominous trends,’ the report says the symbolic clock remains at 90 seconds before midnight.

Among some of the dangers raised by the report are climate change, artificial intelligence, nuclear threats related to the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine, and the escalation of diplomatic tensions between China and the United States.

Created in 1947 by Albert Einstein and J. Robert Oppenheimer, the ‘Doomsday Clock’ is a public warning about the threats posed by nuclear weapons and other factors that represent how close the human race is to potentially destroying the world with manmade technology.

The furthest the clock has been set was 17 minutes to midnight after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. In 2023, the clocked moved the closest it had ever been to the point of annihilation, the current 90 seconds to midnight…”

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