Month: January 2007

“Doomsday Clock” Moves Two Minutes Closer To Midnight

“Doomsday Clock” Moves Two Minutes Closer To Midnight

On January 17, 2007, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists moved the minute hand of the Doomsday Clock two minutes closer to midnight. It is now 5 minutes to midnight. Reflecting global failures to solve the problems posed by nuclear weapons and the climate crisis, the decision by the Bulletin’s Board of Directors was made in consultation with the Bulletin’s Board of Sponsors, which includes 18 Nobel Laureates.

Board Adds New Members

Board Adds New Members

Former Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering, co-chair of the International Crisis Group, and Jay Harris, publisher of Mother Jones magazine and chief executive of its not-for-profit parent, the Foundation for National Progress, joined the Bulletin’s Board of Directors in late 2006.