Doomsday Clock 2023 time says the world is closer than ever to global catastrophe

The world is closer to annihilation than it has ever been since the first nuclear bombs were released at the close of World War II, The Bulletin of the Atomic

Scientists said Tuesday. The time on the Doomsday Clock moved forward from 100 seconds to midnight to 90 seconds to midnight. It’s a reset of what has come to

be known as the Doomsday Clock, a decades-long project of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists featuring a clock face where midnight represents Armageddon. The

world is facing a gathering storm of extinction-level consequences, exacerbated by the illegal invasion of Ukraine by Russia. This explains why the clock has now been moved even

closer to midnight, said Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland and former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.  Start the day smarter. Get all the news you need in

your inbox each morning. "The threats are even more acute, and the failures of leadership even more damning. We live today in a world of interlocking crises,

each illustrating the unwillingness of leaders to act in the true long-term interests of their people," she said.  The Bulletin was founded in 1945 by Albert

Einstein and University of Chicago scientists who helped develop the first atomic weapons at the Manhattan Project. Two years later they launched the clock as a way to warn

humanity just how close to nuclear apocalypse the world was. "It's a way to remind people of issues that are so big they post a threat to civilization as a

whole," said Steve Fetter, a professor of public policy at the University of Maryland and member of the Bulletin's Science and Security Board, which sets the clock each year.