This year’s Doomsday Clock will remain frozen at 100 seconds to midnight — the closest it has been in its 75-year history to the metaphorical hour of the world’s destruction.

The clock was set at the same perilous point as last year, not to suggest the various threats have stabilized, but to convey humanity is as close as ever to global catastrophe.

It’s even closer than when the U.S. and Soviet Union aimed nuclear weapons at each other in all the years during the Cold War, because other dangers have since emerged.

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