American scientists have moved ahead 30 seconds hands of the symbolic doomsday clock, which measures time prior to the anticipated nuclear disaster. Now they show 23:58. The last time two minutes to midnight watch, it was in 1953, after the first test of a hydrogen bomb.
Journal of the University of Chicago, “Bulletin of the atomic scientists” announced about the arbitrary hands of the doomsday clock ahead 30 seconds. Thus, people were two minutes from the end of the world.
The approach of the “nuclear midnight” contributed to the ongoing North Korea nuclear test and provocative actions of the US and the DPRK. In addition, fears of the end of the world has increased because of the “difficulties” in relations between the US and Russia, explained in the Gazette.
Scientists point out that “the situation with nuclear weapons on the planet close to disaster”. In addition, new threats to peace were also climate change, the development of artificial intelligence, and cyber attacks.
Indications of the doomsday clock counting annually. The decision to transfer the shooter take 15 Nobel laureates. So close to the Apocalypse people were only once — in 1953. Then the USSR and the USA tested their thermonuclear bombs.