Doomsday Clock moves FORWARD to two minutes to ‘midnight’ bringing world closer to self-destruction than any time since the Cold War

The Sun | 1/25/2018 | Staff
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THE Doomsday Clock has been moved to two minutes to midnight, the closest to the apocalypse since 1953.

Mounting concerns about the possibility of a nuclear war along with US President Donald Trump's "unpredictability" have pushed the symbolic time piece to two minutes before midnight, the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists said today.

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The clock which serves as a metaphor for how close humanity is to destroying the planet was moved forward by 30 seconds, to as near as it has ever been to the hour of the apocalypse.

The last time the clock was at two minutes to midnight was in 1953 when the United States and Soviet Union were testing hydrogen bombs.

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"In this year's discussions, nuclear issues took centre stage once again," said Rachel Bronson, president and CEO of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists.

She mentioned new testing by North Korea, an enhanced commitment to nuclear weapons in China, Pakistan and India, and "unpredictability" embodied by the US president in tweets and statements.

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The last time the clock was at two minutes to midnight was in 1953 when the United States and Soviet Union were testing hydrogen bombs.

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