Doomsday Clock at record 90 seconds to midnight amid Ukraine crisis

Scientists warn of ‘unprecedented danger’ and say ‘Russia’s war … has raised profound questions’

A panel of international scientists has warned that humanity’s continued existence is at greater risk than ever before, largely as a result of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists set its Doomsday Clock at 90 seconds to midnight, the closest to midnight the clock has been since it was established in 1947 to illustrate global existential threats at the dawn of the nuclear weapons age.

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