'Doomsday Clock' scientists will set the new time for our demise

‘Doomsday Clock’ scientists will set the new time for our demise

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Scientists behind a “Doomsday Clock” that measures the likelihood of a global cataclysm are set to announce Tuesday whether civilization is any closer or farther from disaster.

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is expected to unveil the minute hand on the metaphorical clock in Washington, D.C. The clock reflects how vulnerable the world is to catastrophe from nuclear weapons, climate change and new technologies, according to the bulletin.

They will reveal the new time at 1:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday. You can watch it live here.

California Gov. Jerry Brown will join former U.S. Secretary of State George Shultz and former U.S. Secretary of Defense William Perry for a discussion at Stanford University after the unveiling. Read more…

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‘Doomsday Clock’ scientists will set the new time for our demise