Doomsday Clock Moves 1 minute closer to midnight
10 January 2012
DOOMSDAY CLOCK MOVES 1 MINUTE CLOSER TO MIDNIGHT
The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists: It is Now 5 Minutes to Midnight
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- January 10, 2012 -- Faced with inadequate progress on nuclear weapons reduction and proliferation, and continuing inaction on climate change, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (BAS) announced today that it has moved the hands of its famous "Doomsday Clock" to five minutes to midnight.
The last time the Doomsday Clock minute hand moved was in January 2010, when the Clock's minute hand was pushed back one minute from five to six minutes before midnight.