The minute hand on the doomsday clock ticked closer to midnight Thursday as the bulletin of the atomic scientists said it’s seeing an increase in dangers to humanity. Fox News correspondent Laura Ingle has the details.
In an unprecedented move, scientists nudged the hands of the doomsday clock 30 seconds closer to midnight. The symbolic countdown to the end of the world is now two-and-a-half minutes away from the apocalypse
“The first has been the cavalier and reckless language used across the globe, especially in the United States during the presidential election and after, around nuclear weapons and nuclear threats.”
The board blaming a cocktail of threats for influencing this year’s adjustment, citing cyber threats and President Donald Trump’s comments on nuclear arms and climate issues.
“The Trump administration needs to state clearly and unequivocally that it accepts climate change caused by human activity as reality. No problem can be solved unless its existence is first recognized.”
In 2015, the clock was moved from five to three minutes to midnight, remaining there for 2016. This is now the closest the clock has come to midnight since 1953… when scientists moved it to two minutes from midnight after seeing both the U.S. and the Soviet Union test hydrogen bombs.
“North Korea’s continued nuclear weapons development, the steady march of the arsenal modification program in the nuclear weapons states, simmering tension between nuclear-armed India and Pakistan and stagnation in arms control.”
This is also the first time in the doomsday clock’s 70-year history that the advisory board has adjusted the clock by 30 seconds. In New York, Laura Ingle, Fox News.