Hands of the symbolic doomsday clock moved at 30 seconds to midnight, which symbolizes a world catastrophe. Now they show the time 23:57:30. Such a solution, the experts agreed, in particular, in connection with the failure of the leaders of major nuclear powers to reduce stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction.
Hands of the doomsday clock warning of the approach of a global catastrophe, moved ahead 30 seconds. Now they show the time 23:57:30, according to the website of the journal Bulletin of Atomic Scientists.
Thus, at the moment the clock shows that before the Apocalypse remained a symbolic two-and-a-half minutes. Experts believe the reason for such a move, the failure of the leaders of the major nuclear powers to reduce their stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction. In particular, they remembered the statements of the President of the United States Donald trump about nuclear weapons, as well as changes in the climate. In addition, the increase of nationalist sentiment on the planet.
Previously, trump said that the US must increase its nuclear ammunition. He also promised to cancel the international agreement on combating climate change.
In January last year, the hands of the doomsday clock left at the same place. But in 2015, the expert Council decided to move the arrows on two minutes forward.
The closest to midnight the clock occurred in 1953. Then before the world catastrophe was two minutes. That year, the Soviet Union conducted the first test of a hydrogen bomb.
The doomsday clock are the project of the magazine of the University of Chicago Bulletin of Atomic Scientists. It began in 1947, the creators of the first American atomic bomb. The decision to move the arrows up or down taken by the Board of Directors of the magazine, as well as invited experts, including Nobel prize winners.
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