Experts Say

Nuclear 'doomsday clock' better off if it just stopped ticking entirely

February 12, 2018
By Peter Huessy

In 1947, the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists (BAS) was first published along with a Doomsday Clock. The nuclear scientists created the clock to warn the United States of the nuclear dangers it faced. The clock was set at 7 minutes to midnight. If some nuclear “bad” thing happened or if the United States didn’t lead the world to eliminate nuclear weapons, the clock would tick toward midnight, at which time the world would face Armageddon.
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