Doomsday Clock timeline: When has the world been close to catastrophe?

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Doomsday Clock timeline: When has the world been close to catastrophe?

Here, the Bulletin's panel cited the erosion of trust in science, the rampant spread of conspiracy theories and a lack of political will to tackle

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Here, the Bulletin’s panel cited the erosion of trust in science, the rampant spread of conspiracy theories and a lack of political will to tackle the issues as reasons for not resetting the clock.

Panellists that year included the former president of Liberia Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Dr Asha M. George of the Bipartisan Commission on Biodefense and Dr Rachel Bronson, CEO and president of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists.

As a result of the Covid pandemic, the announcement for 2021 was made via a Zoom conference call.

The Bulletin announced: “Humanity continues to suffer as the COVID-19 pandemic spreads around the world.



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