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Doomsday Clock: Atomic Scientists head reveals ‘threats’ used to calculate ‘apocalypse'

Doomsday Clock: Atomic Scientists head reveals ‘threats’ used to calculate ‘apocalypse'
DOOMSDAY receives its annual appraisal this week when the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists announces just how close the world is to teetering towards total annihilation. The organisation's editor-in-chief has now revealed how they arrived at 2021's Doomsday Clock decision.

The Doomsday Clock is an annual review revealing exactly how close our species has pushed itself to extinction.The Bulletin’s editor in chief has now detailed exactly which factors are used when calculating the position of this year’s Doomsday Clock.Doomsday Clock: Will the ominous Doomsday Clock move forward this year?” The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists editor added “the pandemic is a part of calculations” for the 2021 Doomsday Clock.

Doomsday Clock: Nuclear weapons, climate change and ‘disruptive technology’ are all considered Mr Mecklin said: “We consider manmade threats as part of the doomsday clock calculus.“You don’t need Doomsday Clock experts to tell you, clearly, the world has largely failed in responding appropriately to the COVID-19 pandemic and our experts will take that into account.

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