RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - After two years set at two minutes to midnight, the Doomsday Clock was reset on Thursday, January 23rd, to only 100 seconds before the apocalypse. And for the first time, Brazil was mentioned as one of the culprits for this worsened projection.
The symbolic clock was created by the directors of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (BAS) of the University of Chicago and, historically, it has measured the risk of a nuclear war, where midnight represents the planet's destruction. However, it has also been weighing the effects of climate change since 2007.
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