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Are we nearing the end of the world?

The Doomsday Clock—a symbolic clock run by The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists—is two and a half minutes away from midnight. This is the closest it's been to midnight since 1953. This means we're as likely to blow up humanity as we were at the height of the Cold War. The tick towards midnight has some people thinking the end of the world is near. But like former President Obama said, "it's not the end of the world until it's the end of the world." What do you think? 💀

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What else could go wrong, right? The answer is a lot!

Here's why The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists think we're that much closer to the end of humanity.

"Over the course of 2016, the global security landscape darkened as the international community failed to come effectively to grips with humanity's most pressing existential threats, nuclear weapons and climate change ... This already-threatening world situation was the backdrop for a rise in strident nationalism worldwide in 2016, including in a U.S. presidential campaign during which the eventual victor, Donald Trump, made disturbing comments about the use and proliferation of nuclear weapons and expressed disbelief in the overwhelming scientific consensus on climate change."
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There are a lot of reasons to believe we're nearing the end of the world. Most people are worried about what this guy will do. 

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But not everyone thinks it's doom and gloom. 

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