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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 now two minutes away from midnight. This is as closest it's ever been to midnight. This means we're as likely to blow up humanity as we were at the height of the Cold War. The tick toward 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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After the world inched closer to nuclear war via Twitter and following the United States' apathy toward climate change, scientists felt compelled to move the hand of the Doomsday Clock:

"Because of the extraordinary danger of the current moment, the Science and Security Board today moves the minute hand of the Doomsday Clock 30 seconds closer to catastrophe," said Rachel Bronson, president of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. "This is the closest the Clock has ever been to Doomsday, and as close as it was in 1953, at the height of the Cold War.”
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Is it time to panic? The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists says, "Yes. Yes, it is." 

To call the world nuclear situation dire is to understate the danger — and its immediacy. North Korea’s nuclear weapons program appeared to make remarkable progress in 2017, increasing risks for itself, other countries in the region and the United States.
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Other people recognize the world is a dangerous place, but the Doomsday Clock is nothing but a 70-year-old PR stunt. It literally tells us nothing. It's a terrible metaphor for anything, really. People have been predicting the end of the world for eternity. Let's not cave to baseless fear.

Look, we should all be terrified, and we should all be working to change our broken world. But I can’t take the Doomsday Clock seriously, even for a moment. It has no actual bearing on the nearness of the apocalypse, and the reference point for any modern adjustment is an artistic whim that is now 70 years old. Science is important, but it should also be precise. This is pseudoscience dressed up in a package of performative fear, and the only response it merits is a laugh.
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