The Doomsday Clock, used to estimate how close human civilization is to complete annihilation, is now the closest it’s ever been to midnight in its 73-year history. Former California Governor Jerry Brown says the situation is dire:
The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, where Brown is a chairman, announced it has moved the clock to 100 seconds to midnight. This indicates significant dangers from the impacts of climate change, as well as nuclear and cyber warfare threats. The group was formed after the development of the atomic bomb in World War II to monitor the greatest threats to human survival. The clock was advanced 20 seconds from the last time it moved in 2018 when it moved up to two minutes to midnight.