Watch the 2021 Doomsday Clock Announcement on January 27

By | January 11, 2021


The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists will host a live international news conference at 10 a.m. EST/1500 GMT on Wednesday, January 27, 2021, to announce the 2021 time of the Doomsday Clock. The news conference will take place virtually via Zoom. Watch the announcement live on our website or on our Facebook page.

Speakers for the Doomsday Clock announcement on January 27, 2021 include:

  • Governor Jerry Brown, executive chair, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists; former Governor, State of California
  • Governor Hidehiko Yuzaki, Governor, Hiroshima Prefecture
  • Dr. Rachel Bronson, president and CEO, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
  • Dr. Steve Fetter, Science and Security Board member, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists; associate provost, dean of the graduate school, and professor of public policy, University of Maryland
  • Dr. Asha George, Science and Security Board member, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists; executive director, Bipartisan Commission on Biodefense
  • Dr. Susan Solomon, Science and Security Board member, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists; Lee and Geraldine Martin Professor of Environmental Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • **Newly added!** President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, member, The Elders; former President, Liberia; co-chair, WHO Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response

Read the 2020 Doomsday Clock Statement. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Help us spread the word–forward this to a friend and ask them to sign up for our updates. And look for the hashtag #DoomsdayClock on January 27th.

For media inquiries regarding the Doomsday Clock announcement, contact:

Alex Frank, (703) 276-3264 or [email protected]
Max Karlin, (703) 276-3255 or [email protected]

For general media inquiries, contact:
Robert K. Elder, [email protected]

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bob slentz
bob slentz
3 years ago

I had hopes that with trump not getting reelected the clock could be moved back. however, with what transpired with take over of Capitol on 1/6/21 and continuing threat from far right extremist represent and the surge in recruiting they are undergoing I do not foresee it moving back.

2 years ago
Reply to  bob slentz

I disagree in the sense that U.S. political polarization is a threat to international security, unless of course polarization evolves to an armed conflict, which I think is highly unlikely….for now. The far greater threat to global security, especially for the next 10 – 30 years is an increasingly belligerent and hegemonic CCP whom have made it no secret that they want to displace every liberal democracy that exists today, by coercion or by force and to create a global community in their own image. If anything, polarization and the increasing prevalence of extremist political syndicates here in the U.S.,… Read more »

Jamey Bush
Jamey Bush
3 years ago

The pandemic of course will be a factor in moving the clock forward. But I believe a stronger factor is the degradation of truth and the loss of trust in the US democracy by way of portraying the Biden win as a stolen election.