WASHINGTON, D.C. – It might be time to worry because the “Doomsday Clock” is a couple of minutes closer to midnight. The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists are responsible for the clock, and increased the time from 11:55 to now 11:57. The closer the clock gets to midnight, the closer the scientists believe the world is to a global catastrophe.
The magazine’s editors moved the time up two minutes citing unchecked climate change and a worldwide nuclear arms race.
“As long as there are these weapons and they’re poised, ready to use as they are now, in minutes, we still need to warn the world,” the bulletin’s executive director, Kennette Benedict, said.
The clock is now at three minutes to midnight. It hasn’t been that close since 1984, during the Cold War.