Jan 24, 2019 - Energy & Environment

Doomsday Clock remains at 2 minutes to midnight

Antalya with heavy rain.

A pier near Antalya, Turkey, almost covered by the sea due to high water levels. Photo: Mustafa Ciftci/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

The Doomsday Clock will remain at 2 minutes to midnight — its closest to the symbolic destruction of humanity since its creation in 1953 at the height of the Cold War— because of a lack of progress on nuclear and climate issues, according to the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists' Science and Security Board.

What they're saying: The board said that the decision to keep the clock unchanged was due to "the increased use of information warfare to undermine democracy around the world, amplifying risk from [nuclear, climate] and other threats and putting the future of civilization in extraordinary danger."

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