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Members of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists unveil their Doomsday Clock
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The countdown to nuclear proliferation and the loss of the current world order is more tangible than ever, thanks to the efforts of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists and their Doomsday Clock. According to the group, the impact of Russia's war in Ukraine has brought humanity the closest to nuclear proliferation it's ever been.

History remembers 1945 as the year of the atomic bomb. The two bombs that leveled Hiroshima and Nagasaki were instrumental in disbanding the Axis Powers and ending World War II. However, this accomplishment has been eclipsed by the destruction these weapons left in their wake.

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