According to academic Rachel Bronson, such a decision “does not signal that the world is stable” but should instead encourage governments and communities to “act with urgency.”
At the beginning of 2024, scientists decided not to move the hands of the symbolic “Doomsday Clock,” which was installed back in 1947. There are 90 seconds left until the end of the world, as before. This was reported in the American magazine Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.
The magazine notes that this is the closest time to the end of the world in the history of watches.
Rachel Bronson, president of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, said the decision “does not indicate that the world is stable” but should instead encourage governments and communities to “act with urgency.”
“The Messenger remains hopeful and inspired with the younger generation leading the charge,” Bronson said.
According to the conclusions of the journal's scientists, the approach to the end of the world is determined by various global threats that exist in the modern world. Among which:
- war of the Russian Federation against Ukraine;
- deterioration of the situation regarding the reduction of nuclear weapons;
- climate crisis and official recognition of 2023 as the hottest year on record;
- increasing complexity of genetic engineering technologies;
- the dramatic development of generative artificial intelligence, which could increase disinformation and corrupt the global information environment.
“Ominous trends continue to steer the world toward global catastrophe. The war in Ukraine and the widespread and growing dependence on nuclear weapons increase the risk of nuclear escalation. China, Russia and the United States are spending enormous amounts of money to expand or modernize their nuclear arsenals, increasing the risk of nuclear war due to errors or miscalculations,” the message says.
Let's remember that the Daily Star previously reported that 37-year-old “living Nostradamus” Athos Salome from Brazil warned of a “dark future” and the Doomsday Clock, which should be reset on Tuesday, January 23.