The doomsday clock is at two-and-a-half minutes to midnight. The doomsday clock is a illustration of how close we are to a man-made global catastrophe, published by " The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists' Science and Security Board".
Last time it was at that level has been 1953, during the tests of the Hydrogen-Fusion bombs.
The main reasons are
- Rise of nationalism
This already-threatening world situation wasthe backdrop for a rise in strident nationalismworldwide in 2016
Donald Trump, made disturbing comments aboutthe use and proliferation of nuclear weapons andexpressed disbelief in the overwhelming scientificconsensus on climate change.
- Conflict USA and Russia
both countries (USA and Russia)continued wide-rangingmodernizations of their nuclearforces, and serious arms controlnegotiations were nowhere tobe seen
- North Korea
North Korea conductedits fourth and fifth undergroundnuclear tests and gave everyindication it would continueto develop nuclear weapons delivery capabilities.