Doomsday Clock is ticking

2015-01-22 22:02
The Doosday Clock advanced two minutes to midnight, an indication of how near the Earth is to destruction (Cliff Owen, AP

The Doosday Clock advanced two minutes to midnight, an indication of how near the Earth is to destruction (Cliff Owen, AP

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Washington - A scientists' group on Thursday moved the minute hand of the symbolic Doomsday Clock forward to three minutes until midnight, citing concerns about nuclear proliferation and climate change.

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists said it was moving the clock forward two minutes at a news conference at the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington.

The clock was last moved by one minute closer to a possible apocalypse in January 2012 in response to increasing risks of nuclear and environmental disaster.

In 2010 it was eased back from five to six minutes before midnight.

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