The 'Doomsday Clock' has been updated! Only 90 seconds left...
According to the 'Doomsday Clock', prepared 76 years ago and updated every year, the world is only 90 seconds away from the apocalypse and this is the closest point ever seen.
The scientists who installed the Doomsday Clock stated that the world is in serious danger of extinction and stated that the reason for the new arrangement on the clock is the increasing nuclear threats, epidemics and climate crisis with the ongoing war in Ukraine.
Rachel Bronson, creator of the Doomsday Clock and CEO of Bulletin of the Atomic Sciences, stated that they hope their dire predictions will raise awareness, 90 seconds before midnight, "This is the shortest time between predictions of the extinction of humanity."
What is the 'Doomsday Clock'?
The Doomsday Clock is a clock crafted by Albert Einstein and atomic scientists from the University of Chicago.
According to the clock, 'midnight' symbolically means 'total extinction of humanity', that is, 'apocalypse'. In other words, as the clock approaches midnight, the end of humanity is drawing near.
The time the clock is showing is determined by scientists in an organization called Bulletin of Atomic Scientists.
There were 100 Seconds to 12 in 2 Years
The Doomsday Clock reached 100 seconds for the first time in 2020. Thus, for the first time since its establishment, the time to the apocalypse exceeded two minutes.
Scientists have been keeping the clock set from '100 seconds to 12' for 2 years, but this year that has changed.
The Year Farthest From Doomsday was 1991
When the Cold War officially ended in 1991, the clock was set back 17 minutes, and it was at the furthest point from the apocalypse.
What Will Happen When the Doomsday Clock Strikes Midnight?
Rachel Bronson, CEO of Bulletin of the Atomic Sciences, does not know the answer to this question and responds as follows;
''We don't think we'll be able to set the clock to midnight when the time comes, because when the apocalypse comes we won't be able to.''