The Doomsday Clock is officially closer to the apocalypse than it's ever been
· Jan 24, 2023 ·

The Doomsday Clock people want you to know that, at 90 seconds to midnight, we are closer to Doomsday than we have EVER been!

What is happening in the world that would make the fine folks in charge of the Doomsday Clock think the end is nigh?

Well, Russia attacked Ukraine! Obviously!

Have you ever seen a more strange and awkward video?

The members of the science and security board moved the hands of the Doomsday Clock forward largely, though not exclusively, because of the mounting dangers of the war in Ukraine.

We moved the clock forward the closest it has even been to midnight. It is now 90 seconds to midnight.

The Doomsday Clock debuted in 1947. It was around for the ENTIRETY of the Cold War. The Russian missile crisis, the Bay of Pigs – they've seen it all.

But Russia invading Ukraine?

Now we are the closest to destruction that we've ever been!

What a bunch of nerds.

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