What time is the Doomsday Clock set to now?
The clock is currently set to two minutes to midnight – the closest we have been to destruction since 1953.
The time was set in 2018 after the Bulletin pushed the clock forward by 30 seconds from 2017.
Justifying its decisions, the Bulletin cited North Korea’s drive towards a modernised nuclear arsenal as well as tensions between the regime and the US.
The Bulletin’s president Dr Rachel Bronson said: “Although the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists focuses on nuclear risk, climate change, and emerging technologies, the nuclear landscape takes centre stage in this year’s Clock statement.
“Major nuclear actors are on the cusp of a new arms race, one that will be very expensive and will increase the likelihood of accidents and misperceptions.