F3 - Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Washington, 22 Jan, 2015: Press release: It is now 3 minutes to midnight...CLIMATE CHANGE AND NUCLEAR TENSIONS PUSH DOOMSDAY CLOCK HANDS FORWARD. “Extraordinary and Undeniable” Climate, Weapons Threats Cited for Movement; Doomsday Clock Adjustment is 1st in 3 Years and is Accompanied by Urgent Call for Action.
On January 22nd, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists will announce whether the hand on the iconic Doomsday Clock will move closer to midnight. The Doomsday Clock has been at 5 minutes to midnight since 2012. The Bulletin's Science and Security Board looks at climate change, nuclear weapons, and emerging technologies to determine how close humanity is to destroying itself, and sets the Clock accordingly. Watch the event live at the Bulletin on Thursday, January 22nd, 11 am EST.
The Doomsday Clock remains at five minutes to midnight. Our Science and Security Board explains why in this letter to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, and what leadership must do: http://thebulletin.org/five-minutes-too-close