100 Seconds to Midnight: Humanity on the Verge of Catastrophe
The Doomsday Clock is at 100 seconds to midnight. A project of the bulletin of atomic scientists, the clock is a symbol of the threats facing humanity and the planet, from nuclear war to the climate crisis. This year the clock was set to 100 seconds to midnight, the same time that it has been since 2020, the closest to catastrophe than at any time in its 75 year history. This year’s time setting recognizes the additional threats of the ongoing COVID pandemic and the rise of disinformation. This week’s guest is Sharon Squassoni, co-chair of the Bulletin's Science and Security Board. The organization is calling for action and outlines practical steps to move the world away from catastrophe and toward a safer world.
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