It’s still 100 seconds to midnight
The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has kept the hands of its now 75-year old Doomsday Clock at 100 seconds to midnight for the third consecutive year, the closest it has ever been to midnight.
While the panel of science and security experts noted some positive developments, it also observed that humanity remains unprepared to cope with, or prevent, existential threats including the climate crisis, pandemics, satellite weapons and assorted manmade risks along with the growing danger of nuclear war.
The January 6, 2021 Capitol attack, where insurgents came close to capturing the U.S. Vice President and the “nuclear football” in his possession, was also evaluated as an example of how poorly prepared we are to prevent a nuclear launch. More
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