Doomsday Clock Clock Warning: Amidst the Russia-Ukraine war, the Doomsday Clock has issued a warning that the world is going in the sleep of nuclear war. The Doomsday Clock is a symbolic clock, through which top nuclear scientists around the world issue an assessment of Doomsday every year. It is told through this watch that how near is the end of humanity due to crises like nuclear war and climate change.
The Doomsday Clock was established in 1945 by an NGO ‘Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists’. Its purpose is to keep reminding about the dangers that threaten life on earth.
What did the NGO say?
The NGO’s associate editor François Diaz-Morin told Newsweek, “Clearly, the world may have been in the throes of nuclear war during the Ukraine war and even now.” The clock was first set in 1947. Since then it has been reset 24 times. The clock was set at seven minutes to midnight in 1947, two years before the nuclear arms race between the US and the Soviet Union began. In this clock 12 o’clock in the night means that the end of the Holocaust is very near or the probability of nuclear war in the world is 100 percent.
In the last 75 years, the clock has turned 24 times, and in the figures so far, its hands were farthest from the midnight of January 1991, after the end of the Cold War. Then she was seven minutes away from midnight.
The world was 100 seconds away from destruction in 2020!
In 2020, the hands of this clock were just 100 seconds away from midnight. This means that the potential global catastrophe was estimated very closely. The reasons cited for reaching this point of the clock included climate change, the threat of a renewed nuclear race, information warfare, the militarization of space, and the development of hypersonic weapons.
The Doomsday Clock has issued a warning at a time when the United Nations agency World Meteorological Organization has released a report on climate change. In which it has been told that the last eight years are on the way to be the hottest recorded. The report has expressed concern about the melting of glaciers and rising sea levels due to global warming and warned of future dangers.
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