The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists will host a live virtual news conference at 10:00 a.m. EST/1500 GMT on Thursday, Jan. 20 to announce the 2022 Doomsday Clock time and commence the 75th anniversary of the iconic Clock.
For 75 years, the Doomsday Clock has acted as a metaphor for how close humanity is to self-annihilation. Since 1947, it has also served as a call-to-action to reverse the hands, which have moved backwards before. The Doomsday Clock is set annually by the Bulletin’s Science and Security Board in consultation with the organization’s Board of Sponsors.
The 2022 Doomsday Clock program will feature remarks from:
The Doomsday Clock’s 75th anniversary will also be memorialized in a coffee table book that explores how the powerful symbol has impacted culture, politics, and global policy—and helped shape discussions and strategies around nuclear risk, climate change, and disruptive technologies.
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