A statement from our president and CEO, Rachel Bronson:
“The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists condemns the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
In January, the Bulletin set the Doomsday Clock at 100 seconds to midnight, the closest to midnight it has ever been. We referenced the precarious situation in Ukraine. We have also repeatedly reported on the dangers of unintended escalations as military postures and investment, along with political statements, increase the likelihood that nuclear weapons might be used. This is exactly what 100 seconds to midnight conveys. It is dangerous, fluid, and unstable.
Our Science and Security Board will meet this week and continue to evaluate the unfolding crisis.”
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