The “Doomsday Clock,” which represents the judgment of leading science and security experts about perils to human existence, remains frozen at 100 seconds to midnight this year.
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists President Rachel Bronson declared the world was no safer this year than in 2019, when the clock’s hands moved to the current position.
To avoid an existential catastrophe, world leaders must do a better job of “countering disinformation, heeding science and cooperating,” she said on the clock’s 75th anniversary.
The clock not shifting closer to midnight does not imply threats have stabilized, the group said.
It added “It is the closest it has been to a “civilization-ending apocalypse.”