Doomsday Clock: Humanity's Destruction Just 5 Minutes Away for All of 2013
By Alexandra Ward
The hands of the Doomsday Clock will remain at five minutes to midnight for the year 2013, a group of atomic scientists announced Monday.
Used to symbolize humanity's proximity to total destruction from nuclear or biological weapons, climate change, and other human-caused disasters, the Doomsday Clock has been maintained since 1947 by the board of directors of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists at
the University of Chicago. The closer they set the clock to midnight each year, the closer they estimate the world is to global disaster.
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