Offbeat, Politics

150 Seconds Closer To Doom

The Doomsday Clock, which measures how close humanity is to destroying the planet, is now at its closest to midnight since the hydrogen bomb tests of 1953.

In the wake of the Donald Trump presidency, the Doomsday Clock—a metaphorical timepiece in existence since 1947, which tells how close we are to a global catastrophe—has moved closer to the hour of humanity’s destruction.

We are now two and a half minutes away from midnight—with midnight being the apocalypse. This is the closest the clock has come to striking midnight since 1953. That was when the U.S. took the decision to upgrade its nuclear arsenal with the hydrogen bomb, a weapon far more lethal than an atom bomb.


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