The countdown has begun to reveal the new “time” that the Apocalypse Clock will show, with the official announcement expected today, Tuesday (24/1).
The reason for a virtual clock that symbolically shows how much time humanity has left before it destroys itself. The clock “belongs” to the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (BAS) and the “time” it now shows is 100 seconds before midnightIt is an indicator that has not changed since 2020.
However, if one only takes into account what has happened in the past year – such as the Russian invasion, energy crisis, etc.
When will the new “time” be announced
Today, Tuesday at 17:00 The new “time” is expected to be announced by scientists that the Apocalypse Clock will appear this year.
For 2023, the 13 award-winning scientists controlling the “time” clock will look at the Russian-Ukrainian war, biological threats, nuclear proliferation, the climate crisis, government disinformation campaigns, and disruptive technologies.
How does “time” come about?
Nuclear scientists and others have played the role of observers for 76 years (since 1947).
Specifically, a team of consultants, researchers and policy experts with the BAS assesses the state of the world each year to decide whether the clock will move forward, backward or remain flat.
This scientific foundation, which first appeared in 1947, symbolizes the threat of imminent destruction of the planet due to climate change, nuclear weapons and a pandemic.
A group of experts, including 13 Nobel laureates, sign the declaration and set the new date each year.
How much “time” has changed in the past 70 years
How bad humanity has become in recent decades, one can see by observing the “clocks” that the Apocalypse Clock has shown during these years.
Indicative of this, after the World War, the clock was ticking 7 minutes before midnight. In 1991, at the end of the Cold War, the indices fell to 17 minutes before 12:00. In 1953, 2018, and 2019, the clock was ticking Two minutes before midnight.
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