The Doomsday Clock, explained

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The clock's ticking.

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The Doomsday Clock began as a graphic on the first edition of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists’ magazine. Since then, the Bulletin has used the clock as a symbol for their interpretation of humanity’s approach toward the end of times, changing the time as new threats arise or old threats resolve. Originally, the Bulletin only changed the time when they felt the threat of nuclear weapons became more or less imminent, but the clock today reflects other types of threats as well, from climate change to cybersecurity to reckless language to Donald Trump.

Here’s a link to the January 2017 video announcement: https://youtu.be/0d1DwfXk5U0

And here’s a link to the official statement by the Bulletin: http://thebulletin.org/sites/default/files/Final%202017%20Clock%20Statement.pdf

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Flash dash
You pronounce Hiroshima correct yay
Zoe Young
assault Anybody recognize bigger than this case? !1....
zion fuentes
breathe total sheet undertake possible.
Scratch ;P
I BELIEVE IN YOU, HUMANITY. WE CAN INCREASE THE TIME WE HAVE LEFT no we can't i'm scared we are all going to die i need a hug now
EXPLOOSION! !!!
Getting closer~~
Lefteris Magoutas
Last sentence gave me the chills
Jose Bracero
We are using this clock "Right" Trumps in offices "Presidency" he was quick to start fireing Missiles?, Few months ago there was this commercial about the guy who has the controls over the missiles launch "He was afraid What would happen if Trump became President ? Now were using this Clock, I thought we were going to have a Zombie Apocalypse ?
Mid Alpha
The hoax clock
alterpunx
ozymandias will change the world
Accusative ツ
We can turn back time - to the good ol' days
Elibrius Project
Ok video overall. Dumb way to end it though. Useless cliche optimism. It makes me cringe
Logan Parsons
Hmmmm, I'm skeptical that climate change is going to kill us all, the climate has been changing since the beginning of earth's water and atmosphere. Also Nukes will either kill us all or keep us out of war. The whole 'mutually assured destruction'
Cloud
ahhhhh this is so stupid
Versace x 2k jay gaming
We all agree that Donald trump will probably cause the end of the planet right
Infamous Films
Trump is the beast :)
ossi_
What about the Cuban Missile Crisis? That must've set the hand to about 10 seconds till midnight.
Cyber
Good luck sleeping at night
Jeremy Gladden
D.C. Comics brought me here
Afeef Moulana
No way this clock is legit
Randy Kirkland
Liberals touchy feely clock
Marcus Cristy
of course the end is near, all we can do is wait. I never seen so many people afraid to die. one thing is consent, we are born, we live and we die. all we can do is find piece with it and within ourselves. if u believe in religion, then pray and find that piece. others who don't, recognize the piece within and come to terms with the life u led. either way there is no escaping death. its just sad that it won't be a natural thing, but it will come because of greed, power, politics, racism, hunger and strife.....
Marcus Cristy
of course the end is near, all we can do is wait. I never seen so many people afraid to die. one thing is consent, we are born, we live and we die. all we can do is find piece with it and within ourselves. if u believe in religion, then pray and find that piece. others who don't, recognize the piece within and come to terms with the life u led. either way there is no escaping death. its just sad that it won't be a natural thing, but it will come because of greed, power, politics, racism, hunger and strife.....
Ben Steyn
So right now it's at 2 minutes to midnight? ...
Surfboardt
I feel like I know less after watching Vox videos. What a load of pastel colored bullshit.
Jack Williams
DC Comics....
Julio
Just don´t nuke the planet! you stupid idiots
Pseudo Nym
Well that was a load of propaganda
Kyle C
Can't wait till midnight
Snoopin around
Because reckless language will cause doomsday.
Lunar Bro
Seems pretty dumb.
Beavisjon 10
That clock's finna be 8 seconds before 12 O'clock
Adidas Boy
Dr. Manhattan is coming.... Dr.Manhattan is coming....
paragkita
A Filipino here. You have picture of our President, about disregarding science. That is incorrect. He is thus pushing for the closing of illegal mining activity in the Philippines and the use of science and technology in agriculture. Don't listen or watch our mainstream media in the Philippines cause they are garbage and fed by oligarchs whose enviromentally unsound businesses have been at the cross hairs of our government. Do a deeper research.
Aidan
this is why i prepare. you never know what life will throw at you. i will probably die in an event like that, but if i dont, i want to live as long as possible.
william oky
Imagine they revert back the clock to 17 minutes and the day after that, nuclear war starts.
Vapor Yezus
Hillary would of started ww3 already
Christa Hailey
Vox, can you help me write my thesis and closing statements for my essay? :,)
Evelia Tellez
the doomsday clock might not Even be real
Amir
I love how everyone is ignorant to the fact that Hillary sold 20% of American uranium to Russia, and was for war against Russia..
Amir
People only say Donald Trump will cause it because they didn't like his completely fair victory.
Noah Bell
Apparently the debut of the Beatles restored everyone's faith in humanity
ZacoKick
what happens when the hand goes backwards past 1 is it happy day or does the hour hand move?
General Veers
1:07 what was Duterte doing there?
Nicholas Bateson
So someone just moves the clocks hand depending on how they feel the situation will affect everyone??
Denracer
dooms day clock more like old people feminist clock
MV N
Doomsday is tonight at 9 on HBO, single break only.
SpyderMonkey914
But that clock is on the clock tower in nuke town in cod... it all makes sense now...
Aisha Bennet
Can anyone tell who are the other 2 guys on the left side 1:04, I recognize only Le Pen & Duerte
The Challenge Girl
Oooooooooohhhhhhhhhh no we're all screwed😱
Stibbo
Donald Trump= WHYTHO
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