X

'Doomsday Clock' Set Back 1 Minute

Scientists see progress on nukes, climate change
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 14, 2010 1:51 PM CST
'Doomsday Clock' Set Back 1 Minute
Lawrence Krauss, co-chair of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists Board of Sponsors.   (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

(Newser) – The infamous Doomsday Clock, a symbolic representation of the threat of the world's "catastrophic destruction," was set back one minute today. The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists reset the clock from 5 to 6 minutes to midnight, reflecting small but encouraging progress on the twin threats the scientists see to human existence: climate change and nuclear war, ABC News reports.

story continues below

"For the first time, leaders of nuclear weapons states are cooperating to vastly reduce their arsenals and secure all nuclear bomb-making material," said a Bulletin statement. "And industrialized and developing countries alike are pledging to limit climate-changing gas emissions that could render our planet nearly uninhabitable."
(Read more Doomsday Clock stories.)

We use cookies. By Clicking "OK" or any content on this site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. Read more in our privacy policy.
Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
X
Install the Newser News app
in two easy steps:
1. Tap in your navigation bar.
2. Tap to Add to Home Screen.

X