Doomsday Clock moves to 90 seconds to midnight as nuclear threat rises
Guardian, 25 Jan 2023
A panel of international scientists has warned that humanity's continued existence is more threatened than ever before. The Doomsday Clock has been set to 90 seconds to midnight, the closest it has been since it was established in 1974. The clock illustrates global existential threats at the dawn of the nuclear weapons age. The panel explained the risk was greater largely as a result of Russia's invasion of Ukraine. University professor Steve Fetter said: 'Putin has repeatedly raised the spectre of nuclear use.'
Doomsday Clock at record 90 seconds to midnight amid Ukraine crisis