Doomsday Clock: We're Still at 3 Minutes to Midnight

Clock ends up not getting a time adjustment
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 26, 2016 1:15 PM CST
The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists hold a news conference to announce that the Doomsday Clock has been reset to show three minutes until midnight, in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015.    (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

(Newser) – The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists were set to adjust the Doomsday Clock on Tuesday if necessary, but they announced in Washington, DC, that it remains at three minutes to midnight. The clock "conveys how close we are to destroying our civilization with dangerous technologies of our own making," per the world's leading scientists, according to the Bulletin's website. Midnight represents doomsday, and the time is re-assessed every year, ABC News reports. Last year, the time was bumped up two minutes thanks to climate change and nuclear weapons. (Read more Doomsday Clock stories.)

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