(ANSA) – NEW YORK, Jan 20 – While last year offered a glimmer of hope that humanity could reverse the march toward global catastrophe, the Doomsday Clock — the hypothetical clock by which scientists indicate how near the end of the world, or doomsday — was. His goal is only 100 seconds from midnight, this is a disaster. They refer to it as such closeness.
The calculation is based on the threats posed by nuclear weapons, climate change, disruptive technologies, and viruses. All of these factors, according to the scientists, have been exacerbated by a “corrupt informational ecosystem that undermines rational decision-making.” said Hank Green, a science writer and columnist for The New York Times, who shut down the broadcast of the ad.
The Doomsday Clock’s 75-year time was determined by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists’ Science and Security Board with support from the Bulletin’s Board of Sponsors, which includes 11 Nobel Laureates. For the past two years, the clock has been set to 100 seconds at midnight, the closest to midnight in its history. “The decision – they explained – does not in any way suggest that the international security situation has stabilized. On the contrary, the hour remains as close as ever to the apocalypse that puts an end to civilization because the world is stuck in a very dangerous moment.”
The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists was founded in 1945 by Albert Einstein, J. Robert Oppenheimer and Eugene Rabinowitz, University of Chicago scientists who helped develop the first atomic weapons at the Manhattan Project.
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