"The Doomsday Clock's ticked off thanks to Trump"
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The Doomsday Clock's ticked off thanks to Trump
Prepare your underground bunkers, the hands on the doomsday clock have moved closer to midnight.
Every year an organization called The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists sets the clock.
It's a graphic that represents the health and safety of the planet.
The closer the hands are to midnight, well, you get the idea.
Scientist decided that events from 2016 pushed humanity closer to catastrophe and moved the hands to two and a half minutes, their previous position was three minutes.
Blame fell on a range of threats but a political incident, the result of the US Presidential election was a major contributor.
The scientist said that one persons words wouldn't normally influence the clock.
But President Donald Trump's comments on nuclear weapons and climate change have quote broken with historical precedents in unsettling ways end quote.
Let's not get wound up just yet.
To put this in context, the closest they've been to the end of times was two minutes in 1953.
That's when the US and Soviet Union were testing hydrogen bombs.
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In San Francisco, I'm Lexy Saviny
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