Doomsday Clock Goes Unchanged for 2022


Photo: Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

The 2022 update to the Doomsday Clock, a symbolic assessment of how close humanity may be to destroying itself, saw the metaphorical time remain where it has been for the last three years at 100 seconds to midnight. Created in 1947 by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (BAS), the ominous-sounding annual evaluation of the pressing issues facing the planet is announced each January. In 2020, the organization raised eyebrows when they moved the clock closer to midnight than it had ever been before and, as with last year, 2022's appraisal found that the planet is still in that rather perilous state.

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