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 Doomsday Clock 2022 infographic
Grafik zeigt Auf und Ab der Doomsday Clock seit 1947.
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Weniger als zwei Minuten bis zum Ende der Welt

By Jordi Bou

January 20, 2022 - Die Weltuntergangsuhr, die anzeigt wie kurz unser Planet vor der Zerstörung steht, ist auf 100 Sekunden vor Mitternacht gestellt, bereits das dritte Jahr in Folge.

With war looming between Russia and Ukraine, ongoing climate disaster and the coronavirus pandemic, the panel decided to keep the minute hand at its most dangerous position since the concept began in 1947.

Each year, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, a nonprofit group that sets the clock, decides whether the events of the previous year pushed humanity closer to or farther from destruction.

The idea began in 1945, when scientists working on the Manhattan Project – developing the world’s first nuclear weapons – created the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists of Chicago (BAS) to warn humanity of the dangers of nuclear war. Two years later, BAS launched its Doomsday Clock.

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PUBLISHED: 20/01/2022; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Fabien TWB via Unsplash
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