Even after Biden’s victory, the “Doomsday Clock” remains at only 100 seconds before midnight.

Since the 1940s, BOTH of the U.S.’s big political parties have enthusiastically supported nuclear weapons.  BOTH parties have allowed the climate crisis to get worse over the decades.

Every year in late January the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists announces how close we are to “Doomsday.”  Recently it has been the closest to “midnight” that it has ever been, and the climate crisis has been a factor along with nuclear weapons.  Replacing Trump with Biden did not cause the “Doomsday Clock” to back away from midnight.

On January 27, 2021, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists announced that we are still only 100 seconds from midnight.  See either of these links:   Read the full 2021 Clock statement.    2021 Doomsday Clock announcement


Another non-profit organization working to abolish all nuclear weapons (Global Zero, www.globalzero.org) promptly issued the statement I’m linking here — https://www.globalzero.org/updates/media/press-releases/global-zero-warns-safer-isnt-safe-as-doomsday-clock-holds-steady/?link_id=1&can_id=1d662460c0abb8939c5044c82927552b&source=email-breaking-biden-offers-new-start-extension&email_referrer=email_1056954&email_subject=breaking-doomsday-clock-holds-steady – warning that “safer isn’t safe.”  They and other abolitionist organizations, such as the Olympia Coalition to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, continue pushing to ABOLISH nuclear weapons altogether.  Other nuclear abolition organizations have issued statements about the “Doomsday Clock” announcements.  See more information at the “Nuclear Weapons” part of my blog, www.parallaxperspectives.org



Beginning with Franklin Roosevelt, BOTH parties have deliberately escalated nuclear weapons and vigorously funded them.  Now the “Doomsday Clock” (a project of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists) is at only 100 seconds to midnight – the closest it has EVER been since it was created in 1953.  BOTH parties have pushed us very, very close to destroying Planet Earth and killing all of us.  See https://thebulletin.org/doomsday-clock/

On January 25, 2018, the “Doomsday Clock had been moved to only 2 minutes to midnight.  Now it is 20 seconds closer.  See this news report from that event in 2018:  https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/science/2018/01/25/doomsday-clock-ticks-closer-midnight/1064911001/

Here is another article about the January 25, 2018 move to 2 minutes to midnight.  Previously the closest the clock had been to midnight was 2 ½ minutes just lately and way back in 1953.  Now – because of Trump’s reckless words – it was moved up to 2 minutes, the closest we’ve been to midnight since World War II.  This news article provides more information:  https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2018/01/25/after-a-missile-scare-and-insult-war-with-north-korea-its-time-to-check-the-doomsday-clock/?undefined=&utm_term=.109f11d53f66&wpisrc=nl_most&wpmm=1

See these resources from The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists from January 25, 2018:  Because of the “extraordinary danger of the current moment,” the Science and Security Board of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists today moved the hand of the iconic Doomsday Clock to 2 MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT. The last time the Clock was this close to midnight was in 1953.

Read the Science and Security Board’s 2018 Doomsday Clock Statement.
Read the press release.
Read our FAQ on the Doomsday Clock.
See the Clock Timeline
Watch the videotaped Doomsday Clock Announcement.
See the video presentation “The Doomsday Clock: A brief history.”


Actually, even then the problem was worse than 2 minutes to midnight.  See this:  https://www.opednews.com/articles/One-Minute-to-Midnight-by-Scott-Ritter-Agreements_Donald-Trump_Doomsday-Clock_International-190213-551.html











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Since the late 1960s Glen Anderson has devoted his life to working as a volunteer for peace, nonviolence, social justice, and progressive political issues. He has worked through many existing organizations and started several. Over the years he has worked especially for such wide-ranging goals as making peace with Vietnam, eliminating nuclear weapons, converting from a military economy to a peacetime economy, abolishing the death penalty, promoting nonviolence at all levels throughout society, and helping people organize and strategize for grassroots movements to solve many kinds of problems. He writes, speaks, and conducts training workshops on a wide variety of topics. Since 1987 he has produced and hosted a one-hour cable TV interview program on many kinds of issues. Since 2017 he has blogged at https://parallaxperspectives.org He lives in Lacey near Olympia WA. You can reach him at (360) 491-9093 glen@parallaxperspectives.org