Doomsday Clock Adjustment

Representatives from The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists announced they were moving the minute hand of their “Doomsday Clock” from three… read more

Doomsday Clock Adjustment Representatives from The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists announced they were moving the minute hand of their “Doomsday Clock” from three minutes until midnight to 2 1/2 minutes until midnight. Since 1947 a team of Nobel laureates at the publication has been compiling research and analysis to set their metaphorical clock, the hands of which they move closer to midnight when the group believes the world is moving closer to catastrophic events. It was the first time the clock was moved only 30 seconds, but it brought it closer to midnight that it had been since during the Cold War in 1953. A variety of reasons were cited for the move, including global nuclear security concerns, the threat of climate change, and emerging cyber and biological technology. The panelists responded to questions from reporters at the National Press Club. close

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  • Rachel Bronson Executive Director and Publisher Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
  • Lawrence M. Krauss Chair Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists->Board of Sponsors
  • Thomas R. Pickering Undersecretary (Former) Department of State->Political Affairs
  • David Titley Member Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists->Science and Security Board
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Doomsday Clock Adjustment

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Program ID:
422784-1
Category:
News Conference
Format:
News Conference
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jan 26, 2017 | 9:59am EST | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Jan 30, 2017 | 2:08am EST | C-SPAN 1

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  • Jan 26, 2017 | 9:59am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 26, 2017 | 10:00am EST | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Jan 26, 2017 | 10:17pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 26, 2017 | 11:00pm EST | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Jan 27, 2017 | 2:29am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 30, 2017 | 2:08am EST | C-SPAN 1
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