The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists have announced that the Doomsday Clock will remain at 100 seconds to midnight, the same as it was set to in 2021. The group cited nuclear weapons, climate change, and the Covid-19 pandemic, saying they “pose an existential threat to humanity.”WGN News expanded on the announcement in Doomsday Clock Set to 100 Seconds to Midnight: CEO of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists explains.
Doomsday Clock Set to 100 Seconds to Midnight: Dr Rachel Bronson, CEO of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, explainsI suppose it's good news of a sort that, despite 2021 being the sixth warmest year on record globally, fourth warmest in U.S., a sign that climate change continues during the pandemic, the military tensions between Russia and Ukraine, and the addition of misinformation as a threat, The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists didn't move the clock any closer to midnight. The bad news is that its editors didn't move it any farther away. This is one of the rare times when I use the doom label seriously.