Watch the 2023 Doomsday Clock announcement on Jan. 24

By John Pope | January 9, 2023

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists will host a live virtual news conference at 10:00 a.m. EST/1500 GMT on Tuesday, January 24, 2023, to announce whether the time on the iconic Doomsday Clock will change. Watch the announcement live on our website or on our Facebook page.

Speakers for the Doomsday Clock announcement will include:

  • Mary Robinson, first woman president of Ireland, former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, advocate for gender equality, women’s participation in peace-building, human dignity and climate justice, and Chair, The Elders; 
  • Elbegdorj Tsakhia, former president and prime minister of Mongolia, international campaigner on nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation, climate change and democracy, and member, The Elders;
  • Rachel Bronson, PhD, president and CEO, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists; 
  • Sivan Kartha, PhD, senior scientist, Stockholm Environmental Institute, lead author for the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report, and member, Science and Security Board (SASB), Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists; 
  • Suzet McKinney, DrPH, Principal and Director of Life Sciences, Sterling Bay, and member, Science and Security Board (SASB), Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists; and  
  • Steve Fetter, PhD, dean of the graduate school and professor of public policy, University of Maryland, fellow, American Physical Society, member, National Academy of Sciences Committee on International Security and Arms Control, and member, Science and Security Board (SASB), Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.  

Read the 2022 Doomsday Clock Statement. Follow us on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram and sign up for email updates. Look for the hashtag #DoomsdayClock on Jan. 24.

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:
John Pope, [email protected]

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Edan Osborne
21 days ago

Lookin’ forward to the announcement!

Darren Webb Johnson
Darren Webb Johnson
19 days ago

Surely it won’t move away from midnight , that is a certainty. With the real issues such as Ukraine it would move very close to midnight. We are closer to all out nuclear war for many decades.

vicki elson
12 days ago

I believe the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons should be highlighted as the most promising solution so far to the nuclear threat. FYI we are urging President Biden to sign it — the Bulletin could sign on too!

Colin Mitchell
Colin Mitchell
5 days ago

The TPNW is the ultimate solution to the nuclear threat. But in the meantime we need to prevent nuclear war so No First Use declarations by nuclear armed nations are a vital guard-rail that can be put in place now.