Doomsday Clock now just 2 mins from 'apocalypse'

January 25, 2018

Here's a happy, feel good news story if ever we've seen one.... NOT!

Growing concerns about a possible nuclear war and other global threats have pushed forward the symbolic Doomsday Clock by 30 seconds to... are you ready... just two minutes to midnight.  (Midnight being 'the end').

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (who we hear are more fun that their work suggests) said it had acted because the world was becoming "more dangerous".

The clock, which was created by the journal in 1947, is a metaphor for how close the mankind is to destroying the Earth.  

But - there is some good news with this clock.  It can go back as well as forwards.  It is now the closest to the apocalypse it has been since 1953, the year when the US and the Soviet Union tested hydrogen bombs.

So provided Kim and Donald don't pee each other off any more, hopefully we'll see this clock regress again next year... if only by 30 seconds!