Dooms­day Clock re­set

The Star Early Edition - - WORLD -

US: Atomic sci­en­tists have re­set their sym­bolic “Dooms­day Clock” to its clos­est time to mid­night in 64 years, say­ing the world was closer to catas­tro­phe ow­ing to threats such as nu­clear weapons, cli­mate change and Don­ald Trump’s elec­tion as US pres­i­dent.

The time­piece, de­vised by the Chicago-based Bul­letin of the Atomic Sci­en­tists, is widely viewed as an indi­ca­tor of the world’s vul­ner­a­bil­ity to dis­as­ter.

Bri­tish plans to leave the Euro­pean Atomic En­ergy Com­mu­nity when it ex­its the EU raises red flags, as does Trump’s at­tempts to muz­zle cli­mate change re­search.

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