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2021 Doomsday Clock Announcement
January 27, 2021

Human beings can manage the dangers posed by modern technology, even in times of crisis. But if humanity is to avoid an existential catastrophe—one that would dwarf anything it has yet seen—national leaders must do a far better job of countering disinformation, heeding science, and cooperating to diminish global risks. 

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FAQ

Doomsday Clock 100 seconds to midnight

The Bulletin has reset the minute hand on the Doomsday Clock 24 times since its debut in 1947, most recently in 2020 when we moved it from two minutes to midnight to 100 seconds to midnight. Every time it is reset, we’re flooded with questions about the internationally recognized symbol. Here are answers to some of the most frequent queries.

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.

When the Doomsday Clock was created in 1947, the greatest danger to humanity came from nuclear weapons, in particular from the prospect that the United States and the Soviet Union were headed for a nuclear arms race. The Bulletin considered possible catastrophic disruptions from climate change in its hand-setting deliberations for the first time in 2007.

History of the Clock

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2020

IT IS 100 SECONDS TO MIDNIGHT

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2018

IT IS 2 MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT

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2017

IT IS TWO AND A HALF MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT

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2015

IT IS 3 MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT

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2012

IT IS 5 MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT

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2010

IT IS 6 MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT

FAQ

Doomsday Clock 100 seconds to midnight

The Bulletin has reset the minute hand on the Doomsday Clock 24 times since its debut in 1947, most recently in 2020 when we moved it from two minutes to midnight to 100 seconds to midnight. Every time it is reset, we’re flooded with questions about the internationally recognized symbol. Here are answers to some of the most frequent queries.

History of the Clock

bulletin of atomic scientists 2020 doomsday clock 100 seconds to midnight

2020

IT IS 100 SECONDS TO MIDNIGHT

DoomsdayClock_black_2mins_regmark.png

2018

IT IS 2 MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT

DoomsdayClock_black_2.5mins_regmark-1

2017

IT IS TWO AND A HALF MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT

DoomsdayClock_black_3mins_regmark.jpg

2015

IT IS 3 MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT

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