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Scientists have just the symbolic Doomsday Cock ahead by half a minute, saying the world was at its closest to annihilation since the height of the Cold War due to threats of nuclear war. At two minutes to midnight, it’s at the closest to catastrophe since 1953, due to several factors. “Hyperbolic rhetoric and provocative actions on both sides have increased the possibility of nuclear war by accident or miscalculation,” said the group of North Korea’s nuclear program. Read more for a video explaining what the Doomsday Clock is all about.
To turn back the clock, scientists recommended the US president refrain from provocative rhetoric regarding North Korea, the two countries open multiple communication channels and the world community seek a cessation of North Korea’s nuclear weapon as well as ballistic missile tests. This bulletin was originally founded by scientists who helped develop the United States’ first atomic weapons, and decides on the clock’s hands in consultation with its Board of Sponsors, which includes 15 Nobel laureates.