Ukraine conflict strikes ‘Doomsday Clock’ to 90 seconds to midnight

WASHINGTON — With Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the specter of nuclear weapon use, Earth crept its closest to Armageddon, a science-oriented advocacy group stated, shifting its well-known “Doomsday Clock” as much as simply 90 seconds earlier than midnight.

“We’re actually nearer to that doomsday,” former Mongolian president Elbegdorj Tsakhia stated Tuesday on the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists annual announcement ranking how shut humanity is from doing itself in. He and former Eire President Mary Robinson joined scientists to underscore what they take into account a gathering of a number of existential threats, with Russian chief Vladimir Putin’s actions and phrases chief amongst them.

“Individuals and scientists are warning us and we have now to get up now,” he stated.