Bill Nye joins the 2024 Doomsday Clock announcement

By Sarah Starkey | January 8, 2024

Bill Nye joins the 2024 Doomsday Clock announcement.

The Doomsday Clock is a design that warns the public about how close we are to destroying our world with dangerous technologies of our own making. It is a metaphor, a reminder of the perils we must address if we are to survive on the planet. 

Each year, the Clock is set by the Bulletin‘s Science and Security Board, a group of internationally recognized experts on nuclear risk, climate change, disruptive technologies, and biosecurity. 

Right now, the Clock is the closest it has ever been at 90 seconds to midnight. 

What will they set the Clock at this year? Join us on January 23rd at 10 am ET to find out. 


This year’s speakers include:









Bill Nye | Science educator 

Nye is an American science educator, engineer, comedian, television presenter, inventor, keynote speaker and New York Times bestselling author. In his role as the creator and host of the Emmy Award-winning beloved 90’s television series Bill Nye the Science Guy, he helped introduce viewers to science and engineering in an entertaining and accessible manner, fostering an understanding and appreciation for the science that makes our world work.









Rachel Bronson | Bulletin president and CEO

Bronson oversees the publishing programs, management of the Doomsday Clock, and a growing set of activities around nuclear risk, climate change, and disruptive technologies. 









Daniel Holz | Bulletin Science and Security Board chair 

Holz is a professor at the University of Chicago in the Departments of Physics, Astronomy & Astrophysics, the Enrico Fermi Institute, and the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics.









Herb Lin | Bulletin Science and Security Board member 

Lin is a senior research scholar for cyber policy and security at the Center for International Security and Cooperation and Hank J. Holland Fellow in Cyber Policy and Security at the Hoover Institution, both at Stanford University.  









Asha George | Bulletin Science and Security Board member 

George is the executive director of the Bipartisan Commission on Biodefense. She is a public health security professional whose research and programmatic emphasis has been practical, academic, and political.  









Alexander Glaser | Bulletin Science and Security Board member 

Glaser is an associate professor in the School of Public and International Affairs and in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Glaser has been co-directing Princeton’s Program on Science and Global Security since 2016.  









Ambuj Sagar | Bulletin Science and Security Board member 

Sagar is the deputy director (strategy & planning) and the Vipula and Mahesh Chaturvedi Professor of Policy Studies at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi. He previously served as the founding head of the School of Public Policy at IIT Delhi. 

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Aaron Urbanski
6 months ago

With Israel’s relentless genocide of Gaza, and the escalation ladder moving step by step. Israel’s has bombed many of its neighboring countries, and now Iran has retaliated and bombed a Mossad base in Erbil, and 8 American outposts in Iraq. This is quickly becoming a regional war, which will certainly spiral into a global conflict. Checking in to see any updates sooner than the 23rd…?

Sufian Omar
Sufian Omar
5 months ago

I do not believe that we are doomed. I believe peace will prevail. I see mainland USA dealing with internal turmoil and a wild election in 2024, but it is better off economically than mainland Europe. Europe is suffering from the worst youth unemployment, a decline in childbirth rates, and a worker shortage, with many people getting older and fewer replacing them in the workforce. Eastern Europe is in a very bad situation; many countries, like Poland, are trying what they can, but decades of inaction and bad policies have plagued them. The Ukraine war is important, but it takes… Read more »