Doomsday Clock

Clock Changes

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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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2016

IT IS STILL 3 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

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2007

IT IS 5 MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT

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2002

IT IS 7 MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT

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1998

IT IS 9 MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT

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1995

IT IS 14 MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT

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Doomsday Clock reaches 2 minutes to midnight - closest point to nuclear annihilation since Cold War

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The making of the Doomsday Clock: Art, science and the atomic apocalypse

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists advanced the storied Doomsday Clock a notch closer to the end of humanity during its annual announcement Thursday...

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Closer to midnight: The doomsday clock and the threat of nuclear war

Today’s Doomsday Clock announcement offers a critical reminder that continuing Eisenhower’s dictum that he “kept the peace” requires the continuation of active...

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Doomsday clock 2018: When scientists will announce how close we are to nuclear annihilation

Many of the world's most renowned scientists will host a ceremony to announce the time on the Doomsday Clock – an expression of just how much danger humanity is in.

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State of the Resistance

…Lest this litany seem too sunny, in January the Doomsday Clock, which measures the likelihood of human annihilation, moved closer to midnight than it has been since the nineteen-fifties. The Bulletin of the...

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