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This is Your Covid-19 Wake-Up Call: It is 100 Seconds to Midnight | Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

On January 27, The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists announced that the hands of its iconic Doomsday Clock remain at 100 seconds to midnight for the second year in a row, the closest they’ve ever been set since the Clock’s inception in 1947, when the hands of the clock stood at 7 minutes to midnight. This is the Bulletin’s Press Release and 2021 Statement and video of the Jan. 27 announcement.

Human beings can manage the dangers posed by modern technology, even in times of crisis. But if humanity is to avoid an existential catastrophe—one that would dwarf anything it has yet seen—national leaders must do a far better job of countering disinformation, heeding science, and cooperating to diminish global risks.

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