El Reloj del Apocalipsis marca 100 segundos para medianoche
January 28, 2021 - El Reloj del Apocalipsis – que indica qué tan cerca está nuestro planeta de la autodestrucción – marca 100 segundos para la medianoche por segundo año consecutivo, lo más cerca que jamás ha estado.
The Covid-19 pandemic, climate change and a potential nuclear war have all contributed to the pessimistic outlook from experts from the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, which is responsible for the clock.
They also point out the dangers of the “threat multiplier” of “false and misleading information disseminated over the internet”.
The statement did not mention Donald Trump by name, but pointed to the January 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol, which was incited by the former president, saying it renewed “legitimate concerns about national leaders who have sole control of the use of nuclear weapons”.
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.