Doomsday Clock moves closest in its 73 year history – ABC News

It’s 100 seconds until midnight, according to the panel of atomic scientists who judge the likelihood of man-made catastrophes, such as nuclear war and climate change. This recent move towards midnight was sparked by Australia’s terrible bushfires.

The panel consider a number of influences before moving the clock forwards – or backwards – and it is frightening that our bushfires and lack of environmental preservation has such an effect on the world view.