Minute hand of nuclear 'doomsday clock' to be reset

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London, Jan 13 (ANI): The world famous minute hand of the nuclear 'doomsday clock'-which shows how many minutes humanity is close to ultimate catastrophe-will be adjusted on Thursday.owever, how much the hand would be moved is still a mystery.

The last time the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists moved the hand was in 2007.

The hand was moved from seven to five, partly because of then-US President George W. Bush's faith in nukes and dislike of arms control.

Besides, the farthest the hand has ever been from midnight - 11:43 - was in 1991 when Russia and the US signed the Strategic Arms Control Treaty, START.

On the other hand, climate change has now joined nuclear peril among the Atomic Scientists' worries, reports New Scientist.

The event will be streamed live on the Web at turnbacktheclock.org from the New York Academy of Sciences. (ANI)

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