Yesterday, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists moved the famed Doomsday Clock ahead, from 7 minutes till midnight, to 5 minutes till midnight. The reasoning stated was "Board members of the Chicago-based Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists magazine cite nuclear weapons programs in Iran and North Korea, unsecured nuclear materials in Russia and elsewhere and 25,000 nuclear weapons in the United States and Russia, including 2,000 that are ready to launch."
For those who don't know, the Doomsday Clock*
is a symbolic clock that was created by the board of directors of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists. Midnight represents destruction via nuclear war.
The clock hasnt been this close to midnight since the late 1980's during the Arms race. Tick... Tock...