Closer than ever: It is 100 seconds to midnight

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January 23, 2020

2020 Doomsday Clock

To: Leaders and citizens of the world

Re: Closer than ever: It is 100 seconds to midnight

Date: January 23, 2020

Humanity continues to face two simultaneous existential dangers—nuclear war and climate change—that are compounded by a threat multiplier, cyber-enabled information warfare, that undercuts society’s ability to respond. The international security situation is dire, not just because these threats exist, but because world leaders have allowed the international political infrastructure for managing them to erode. Read more.

Watch the press conference from the National Press Club in Washington, DC

See the Doomsday Clock timeline and past statements


Georgetown Town Hall: Can We Turn Back the Hands of the Doomsday Clock?

Members of The Elders Ban Ki-moon and Mary Robinson will join Bulletin president and CEO Rachel Bronson and Bulletin executive chair Jerry Brown for an event at Georgetown University at 4:00 pm EST to discuss the 2020 setting of the Doomsday Clock. Watch the event live on Facebook.


Mark your calendars for a Reddit AMA with Rachel Bronson and Daniel Holz

Join Bulletin president and CEO Rachel Bronson and Science and Security Board member Daniel Holz for a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” from 3-4 pm CST on Monday, January 27. Sponsored by the University of Chicago, you can join us live at to ask questions about the 2020 setting of the Doomsday Clock and anything you’ve always wanted to know about the Bulletin.

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