Verbatim: The Doomsday Clock ticks closer to disaster

January 23, 2015 Scientists, including 17 Nobel laureates, this week moved the minute hand of their terrible Doomsday Clock two minutes ahead, as they urged world leaders to defuse nuclear and climate-change threats to the world and humanity. We humans have, metaphorically, just

Doomsday Clock: can we really predict the end of the world?

ANDERS SANDBERG, University of Oxford January 23, 2015 The second hand of the Doomsday Clock is now only three minutes to midnight. This is the closest to apocalypse we have come since 1984 – the coldest of Cold War years, just a year